Cedar City Prepares for Monsoon Season with Extensive Infrastructure Maintenance

Published: August 01, 2022 | Author: Gabrielle Costello | Read Time: 2 minutes

Cedar City flood prepLast July, major flooding impacted Cedar City and surrounding areas, initiating a State of Emergency after extensive damage was assessed for both private and public property.

Cedar City officials have spent the year working with State and Federal agencies, as well as the City’s insurance company, to evaluate potential funding opportunities to help cover costs for the unexpected damage to public property.

With assistance from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act, Cedar City engineers worked to identify various locations and projects that were available for rapid improvements in preparation for the upcoming July/August monsoon season.

The Street and Storm Drain Division completed projects this winter including:

  • Cleaning Coal Creek from Main Street to the Airport until Iron County property.
  • Cleaning from Woodbury Split to Lady Bug Nursery until Iron County property.
  • Re-establishing a storm drain channel by Silver Silo Bakery.
  • Cleaning basins on the east side of the city including Fiddlers Canyon, Stephen’s Canyon, Rainbow Canyon and Dry Canyon.
  • Re-establishing a storm drain channel from Stadium Way Apartments to the Tag-N-Go carwash.
  • Vacuuming and cleaning over 100 catch basins, including numerous storm drainpipes cleaned and vacuumed out.

Opportunities continue to be explored for different funding sources and damage to public property continues to be assessed. City officials encourage all residents to clear your property of excessive brush, overgrowth, and debris to further mitigate any influx of water we may experience during a monsoon. Coming together as a neighborhood and community can help prepare us for a multitude of scenarios. Talk with your neighbors and get to know them in case extra help is needed before, during and after potential flooding.

As a reminder, self-serve sandbags are available for residents while supplies last at the Cedar City Public Works building located at 716 N Airport Road or at the Iron County Animal Shelter located at 3109 N Iron Springs Road, Cedar City. If you are interested in helping pre-fill bags, call (435) 586-2912.

If you need any information during the upcoming monsoon season, please follow Cedar City on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit our website at www.CedarCity.org

About Cedar City, UT - Cedar City encompasses nearly 35 square miles and is located 250 miles south of Salt Lake City and 52 miles north of St. George on Interstate 15, with a current population of over 35,000 residents. Information regarding the City and the many programs and services provided to the community can be found at CedarCity.org, as well as via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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