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 held public open houses to provide information about the proposed project work.

We appreciate the attendance from the public and all the great feedback. If you missed the open house you are welcome to still contribute comments on the map below. In addition, materials presented at the open houses are available below:

Open House Materials
Documents from the Feb 13th meeting in Payson can be viewed here:

Documents from the Feb 18th meeting in Elk Ridge can be viewed here:

Animations of modeled changes and existing conditions
DSR-1: Santaquin

DSR-7: Utah County

Animation Instructions:
1. Click the animation link to download it
2. After downloading click the download to open it
3. Google Earth will open if you have it available
4. Go to the Places layer list on the left and turn on the different animations you want to watch
5. Use the toolbar to activate the animation
6. Zoom in to an area you want to see more detail on

Utah County Watersheds Map

Having trouble viewing or using the map? Please email with your comments.

Recent Comments

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We support partial project options for Premier Point subdivision especially in the event that loafer canyon neighbors don’t agree on their end of the project (partial project options like reinfor…

As a property owner in the Premier Point development I have great concern for the continued possibility of serious flooding. I support any projects to protect our homes. If residents south of us canno…