Skyline Pond reservoir breach busies St. George workers in morning hours

Skyline Pond reservoir breaches on the Red Hill St. George News
Skyline Pond reservoir breaches on the Red Hill, St. George, Utah, 6:24 a.m. Dec. 18, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Skyline Pond reservoir on the Red Hill breached, St. George News
Skyline Pond reservoir on the Red Hill breached, St. George, Utah, Dec. 18, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE –At 5:53 a.m. St. George police were notified of flooding near the Red Hill. Water flowing into Skyline Pond caused the reservoir to break, leaking water and debris over Red Hills Parkway.

Excess irrigation water and rain runoff contributed to an unusually high amount of water, and what some thought was a waterline break turned out to be a breach in the east end of the reservoir.

The St. George Police Department and St. George City maintenance workers rushed to divert traffic, and clear the roadway as early morning traffic was starting to trickle through.

Around 6:05 a.m. the St. George City irrigation department was on scene and responding to the situation.

So far, no damages or injuries have been reported, aside from the damage to the reservoir barrier.

There is no road closure as this story publishes.

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Skyline Pond reservoir on the Red Hill breached, St. George News
Skyline Pond reservoir on the Red Hill breached, St. George, Utah, Dec. 18, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Skyline Pond reservoir on the Red Hill breached, St. George, Utah, Dec. 18, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

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4 Comments

  • No FEMA abuse December 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Will the city respond by asking for millions of dollars from FEMA?

  • MoreObama$ December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    What is it with these resevoirs, and ponds throughout the city that seem to fail now all of a sudden?

  • Lina December 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Every time it rains in St. G this happens. Get used to it because pretty islands and round abouts are more important!

    • DoubleTap December 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

      I like pretty islands and round abouts….

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