Salt Lake City Flood Experiences

by Charles H. Call, Jr., Salt Lake City Corp, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Development and Management Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage Systems


Salt Lake City experienced snowmelt floods during 1983 and 1984. Peaks during these years were very high with many historic records being set in both years. Different and unique problems of controlling flood water were faced in each year. Some of the solution included using city streets for rivers, diverting excess flow into local drain lines, and constructing levees, dikes and pump stations.

Subject Headings: Floods | Salts | Lakes | Levees and dikes | Pumping stations | Snowmelt | Urban areas | Drainage | Utah | United States

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