Flood Watch Issued for Duchesne River Near Myton; Property Owners Urged to Take Action

National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Duchesne River near Myton as well as upstream areas. “Excessive spring snowmelt runoff is expected to push the river above flood stage Thursday afternoon and this will impact lowland areas near Myton as well as upstream roads, bridges, and infrastructure,” shares the flood watch. Sand has been delivered by the Duchesne County Road Department in conjunction with Duchesne County Emergency Management to the American Legion building in Myton for the public to use in sandbags. Sandbags can be purchased at local farm supply and hardware stores. Private property owners are responsible for protecting their property and are urged to take action now. The flood watch runs from Thursday, June 13th, through Monday, June 17th.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.