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The Bear River Floods of 2017


This post is more of a photo essay of the current flooding in Northern Utah from the incredible wet year we are having. The Bear River, located in Northern Utah, which feeds the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Great Salt Lake has been flooding over its banks the past couple of weeks. It has affected a great amount of land and a great amount of people. This particular stretch of land comprises of both wildlife habitat and ranching lands, both of which help the local economy and a part of the rural setting that covers much of Box Elder County. These particular images were taken February 23, 2017 on Forest Street, roughly 2 mile west if interstate 15. The Bear River runs through this land which is typically very dry throughout the year but is now underwater from flooding. Forest street has been closed now twice in the past couple of weeks from rising flood waters. All of the land in the photographs are used for either grazing cattle or upland habitat for wildlife and usually very dry year round.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Bear river flood February 2017. Box Elder County, Utah near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
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