In summer 2018, Pole Creek and Bald Mountain wildfires caused extensive watershed damage to mountainous terrains in southern Utah County, resulting in flooding and hazards to public safety and natural and built resources relative to storm run-off from burn scars.

Utah County and local municipalities have received federal funding through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection program to design and construct mitigation measures to address these threats.

Here is the type of feedback we are looking for:

  • What questions or comments do you have about the area related to the fire (please note it in the comment box)?
  • Where improvements are needed?
  • What locations are you concerned about and why?

Design Open Houses

The NRCS, in coordination with project sponsor, Utah County, and co-sponsors: cities of Elk Ridge, Payson, Santaquin, Spanish Fork and Woodland Hills will hold public open houses to provide information about the proposed project. The public is invited to attend, discuss the project and submit comments during the open houses.

DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 6:00–8:00 PM
LOCATION: Payson City Hall, 439 W. Utah Avenue

DATE: Tuesday, February 18, from 6:00–8:00 PM
LOCATION: Elk Ridge City Hall, 80 E. Park Drive
*Formal presentation begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by an open house style meeting where attendees can visit one-on-one with project representatives.

Utah County Watersheds Map

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Recent Comments

We need help and are willing to accept help. Please don’t forget about premier point.

I support partial project options in respect to our premier point development (like diversion through Mr Christensen’s undeveloped 40 acres and improvements to the culvert at 112) especially in the …

For those of us living in the Premier Point neighborhood located just south of 11200. We would like to have the mitigation done above us to divert any water to the natural ravine regardless of what th…