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Posted on: May 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Flooding Prevention Update

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For the past few months, Draper City has been working collaboratively to prevent surface water flooding. We’d like to thank all who have contributed, including Draper City Public Works and Parks departments, Salt Lake County, Draper City residents, WaterPro, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, and other municipalities. 

Following is a summary of these efforts:

  • A tremendous amount of silt and sediment was removed from the box culverts along Willow Springs Lane. 
  • Residents with homes along Willow Creek removed debris from the creek and deadfall adjacent to the creek, filling several dumpsters. 
  • Debris was removed from Corner Canyon Creek. 
  • Debris was cleared from upper reaches of Big and Little Willow Creek.
  • Thousands of sandbags filled and ready to be deployed as needed. 
  • Self-serve sandbag filling process implemented for residents use at the public works building (limit 15 sandbags per household). 
  • WaterPro and Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD) are diverting a large amount of the runoff, keeping creek levels manageable. 
  • Draper City is coordinating with Salt Lake County to repair a few areas along the creeks that have experienced some erosion. 

Although there is no guarantee, with the work that has been done, Draper appears to be in good condition as temperatures have been gradually warming. Monitoring will continue, with resources and personnel ready in the event of any changes. 

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