On Saturday, Aug. 20, Mill Creek flash flooded. Preliminary data from the Mill Creek water gage near the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve shows the water height peaked at 15.65 feet—nearly 12 feet higher than usual.
On Sunday, Aug. 21, the city and Grand County declared a state of emergency. The flood caused millions of dollars in city infrastructure damage: Nearly every building on Main Street, 100 West, and along the Mill Creek parkway was impacted, and the parkway itself is closed indefinitely due to debris and significant damage.
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Across Moab, residents volunteered to clean-up the city and help each other out.