|In Case of Emergency|
Providence city maintains a telephone number for reporting emergencies. The following number will ring through to whoever is on call at the time.
During the winter, the irrigation company diverts no water from the river an no Watermaster is employed. Flooding from the canal can still occur from storm and surface water flowing into the canals. Please contact local municipal or county officials (or 911) in cases of emergency. Storm water is not managed by the irrigation companies.
In case of emergency please contact one of the following:
The canal is jointly owned by both the Providence and Millville Irrigation companies. The Millville company has access to the river diversion and can divert water at several points south of Providence. The major tailwater drain is located on the lower canal, just East of the Ridgeline High School football field.
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 divert 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