LOGAN -- Crews have drained a canal in Mendon after it nearly broke on its own from heavy rain flooding parts of Northern Utah.
The Herald Journal of Logan reports (http://bit.ly/zE2dcw) heavy equipment cut into the canal bank late Thursday to divert water to less-populated areas.
Cache County Emergency Director Rick Williams say the canal was near capacity all day Thursday as warming temperatures brought more than a half-inch of rain in some communities.
In Wellsville, Cort and Robin Cooper say a wall of water crashed through a basement window of their home about 5 a.m. Firefighters were called to pump water into a nearby creek.
Williams says other homeowners had similar problems. He says because the ground is frozen, it could not absorb the rain water.