HUNTSVILLE -- Where once was green lawn at Virgene Andelin's cabin in Ogden Valley, is now covered in water after the swollen South Fork of the Ogden River spilled over the Causey Reservoir.
With help from Weber County Risk Management, Andelin circled the base of her cabin with sandbags on the weekend as the fast-moving river overran its banks, lapping and sometimes covering the narrow and twisting road that is State Route 39. Some Ogden Valley campgrounds, such as Magpie and Jefferson Hunt, are completely flooded.
A few other residents and property owners also put down sandbags, with inmate and volunteer crews helping with the efforts in the area.
"Our real concern is the foundation, and it sounds like it will definitely reach the foundation this evening," Andelin said, "so all we can do it keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best, because that is all you really can do."
Andelin, a Syracuse resident, has been actively working on preparing the cabin, which was first owned by her great-uncle and later was passed down to her by her father.
Furniture inside the cabin has been raised off the floor, while other items have been removed. She brought in a gas-powered generator to work a pump if the water level gets too high.
"There's lots of memories to preserve," Andelin said. "It's really frustrating, because this last year we just finished the outside and redid the inside, so we feel really helpless."
However, she has seen few of the neighbors arrive to make sure their own properties are secure.
The rising river threatened about 30 homes in the area, Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther said, with water flowing at 1,600 cubic feet per second. The river is expected to rise another 6 inches today from what it was over the weekend.
"A lot of these home are summer homes," Lowther said, "but a lot of them aren't."
Those who live permanently in the area had not been evacuated.
Lowther said property owners have to tough it out, because there is nothing that can be done once the water is over the Causey Reservoir.
"We're at the mercy of Mother Nature," Lowther said. "Once the water gets so high, it just automatically spills."
Below the valley, the Weber River has been running to the brim of the banks, but on Sunday night had yet to spill over.
Lowther said the areas along the Weber River will be at risk for flooding probably next week, when Echo Reservoir starts spilling over.
In the meantime, many just wait to see what Mother Nature has in store.
"We're waiting," Andelin said. "When it comes inside, we'll start pumping."
Logan authorities have lifted an evacuation order at a Logan subdivision that had been issued after water from a storm drain system backed up into a power station.
Radio station KSL reports the basements of an estimated six of the 70 homes in the Country Manor subdivision were flooded with up to three feet of water.
Logan Fire Marshal Craig Humphreys said the evacuation was ordered Sunday morning because power had to be shut off once the water entered an electrical transformer enclosure.
He said the flooding occurred when a small sandbag wall diverting water from the Blacksmith Fork River failed and caused water to back up through the storm drain system.
The evacuation order was lifted by early Sunday afternoon.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.