|In Case of Emergency|
During the winter no water is diverted from the river. Flooding from the canal can still occur if water from surface runoff or other sources flows into the canals. During the months from October to March no watermaster is employed. Please contact one of the Directors or Providence City in cases of emergency.
In case of emergency please contact one of the following:
The canal is jointly owned by both the Providence and Millville Blacksmith Fork irrigation companies. Millville has access to the river diversion and can divert water at several points south of Providence. The president of the Millville company is:
What to do in an emergency
The canal begins at a diversion at the mouth of Blacksmith Fork Canyon and ends 6-miles downstream in a small box at 150 East 100 North in Providence. In case of a washout or other failure it is impractical to quickly shut off the water by closing the gates at the diversion, it takes 8-10 hours for the canal to empty out.
In case of a washout the most productive action is to divert the water in the canal back to the river. Several headgates thru Millville and Providence can be used to dump water back to either the Blacksmith Fork or Spring Creek rivers. These headgates are normally locked. In case of emergency it is acceptable to cut the lock off with a bolt cutter or hacksaw.Waste Ditch Headgates