OGDEN -- The Weber County Emergency Management department presented the Debris Removal Final Report to the county commission.
The Board of County Commissioners of Weber County heard the Natural Resource Conservation Service report, which details the estimated cost to repair damage in the western portion of the county caused by last year's floods.
Director of Weber County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Lance Peterson said the federal government estimated the cost will be about $800,000 to remove trees and debris from about 145 sites.
The damaged areas range from the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area to 1900 West.
To pay for the damage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Watershed Protection Program will provide a grant.
The county will be responsible for matching 25 percent of the grant with money or in-kind contributions, such as labor.
Before work can move forward, the federal government still needs to perform a historical cultural review next week.
"If everything goes all right with that," Peterson said, "we should be good to go."
Peterson said he believes crews can start working in the next few weeks to remove the debris and silt, which has dramatically decreased the flow of water to the Great Salt Lake. He said, "It will sure help the water flow through."