PLAIN CITY -- Emergency officials are gathering this morning to try to establish a plan to repair a levee that broke yesterday on the Weber River.
The levee burst Thursday morning in the same location that previously had about six pumps pumping water out of the river into a small, natural canal that winds the water northwest until dumping it about five to seven miles from the pump site near 5900 West and 400 North.
The break caused uncontrolled water to gush through the canal, and topped about 50 acres of field and farmland with water. No flooded homes have been reported, but several are in close danger.
Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther said they are going back to the site of the levee break this morning to analyze what can be done next, and how the levee can possibly be patched up.
Officials talked with the Utah National Guard Thursday about dropping heavy sandbags from a Blackhawk helicopter to fill the dike, but plans were postponed after losing daylight late Thursday. There is talks of that happening sometime this morning.
More information will be added once it becomes available.