Hobble Creek Flow

The Issue

Lower-than-normal stream flows in Hobble Creek have allowed natural debris and vegetation to accumulate into the stream channel, limiting the stream’s water carrying capacity.

Hobble Creek water flows were high during snow-melt runoff in the spring of 2023.

Springville City (City) personnel routinely clear debris from stream banks at roadway bridge crossings and irrigation take-out structures along Hobble Creek to reduce the risk of flooding. The City does not engage in creek maintenance along private property.

What You Can Do as a Resident/Property Owner

Homeowner stream bank maintenance includes the removal of fallen trees, branches and other natural debris that may inhibit stream flows. Debris on your property stream bank may affect your downstream neighbors, so you are encouraged to mitigate this private issue through proper stream bank maintenance.

How to Get Rid of the Natural Debris on My Stream Banks

If you need to dispose of your natural debris, the Green Waste Facility at 600 W 700 N is open and available for residents for self-drop off.

Moving Forward

Please take the time to review your individual stream bank condition, and take action to ensure that swelling spring flows can safely pass through the residential areas of Springville.

Cleaning Hobble Creek
The right side of the creek in this image has been cleaned and well maintained. The left side has not.

To monitor creek flows and receive alerts, do so by utilizing USGS.gov, linked below.


To see the forecast hydrograph visit NOAA.gov, linked below. To compare flows to the historical peak, press “scale to” and select “Historical Peak”.