There’s good news and bad news with regard to flooding.
The good news is that as of Tuesday morning Rudd Canyon in Farmington seems to have stabilized, and no new mudslides are reported there.
The bad news is that a rock slide has indefinitely closed Farmington Canyon and the mountain is still moving.
Kirk Schmalz, Davis County’s director of public works, said there have been no new reports of slides in Rudd Canyon. He said the Utah Geological Survey inspected the canyon Monday and reported the slides which occurred last week have settled.
However, on Sunday the U.S. Forest Service closed Farmington Canyon after a mudslide hit about a mile past the pavement, just past the first switchback. Large boulders and debris have covered the road.
Forest Service spokesperson Kathy Jo Pollock said at that time, the agency put a 48-hour emergency measure in place, to allow Forest Service engineers to evaluate the stability of the area. But even before the day’s end forest service managers received the go-ahead to close it indefinitely.