I am concerned about the planned closure of the North Ogden Divide (NOD) beginning June 1st.
We have three roads in and out of the Ogden Valley.
1. Ogden Canyon
2. Trapper’s Loop
3. North Ogden Divide
Avon and Monte Cristo are snow covered and not useful at this time.
Causey reservoir has been full and pouring over the top of the spill way since the 14th of May.
The real melt has not begun.
The water from Causey Reservoir crosses SR – 39 shortly before the Trapper’s Loop Road.
Pineview Reservoir is 83% full according to KSL May 26th with over double its entire capacity still in the mountains.
If Causey were to break, a fair section of SR -39 between Huntsville and Trappers Loop would likely be washed out.
This would move all of the Ogden Valley traffic over the Dam, if the NOD were closed.
If water were flowing over Pineview Dam, this road could close -- and with 200% of capacity yet to fill an 83% full reservoir, and the potential of Causey Dam water crashing into Pineview, this seems like a possibility..
Can the NOD please stay open until later in the summer when we can better access the flood situation?