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This page will be provide updates regarding the current flooding issues.
We’re expecting to see high water as soon as Thursday, June 13. We will post updates here and on the City Facebook page. Please do not call Public Works employees or City Council members. We’ll provide frequent updates as possible.
If you need to contact the City for support, please call 385-201-1000. This phone number will be active during emergencies beginning Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Public safety is our number one priority. Please stay out of the water and pay close attention to your children and pets.
If you have not already, please sign up for emergency alerts through Everbridge. To register, go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832225#/login.
We will also post updates on our City Facebook page.
6/13 at 10:00 pm – Water levels did not meet expected output and phone line (385-201-1000) is being closed.
6/13 at 4:30 pm – Dry Creek Park is closed as we are expecting high waters tonight. Please avoid the area and stay out of the water.
Volunteerism is what makes our community thrive. If volunteers are needed to help prepare sandbags or clean up debris, efforts will be coordinated through our Emergency Manager. Volunteers must be 12 years or older, wear close-toed shoes, and bring their own shovels and gloves. Information will be made available through our social media sites and our emergency alert system.
The biggest cause of flooding is the debris that blocks gates and storm drains. Public Works actively monitors and cleans water channels to avoid any issues. Residents can help by keeping channels clear of garbage and debris. Yard waste, tree clippings, and other waste should never be placed in the Dry Creek or Waste Ditch. Clean your gutters and the storm drains in front of your homes to allow rain water to properly drain.
As temperatures warm, residents may be tempted to swim in or tube down the creek. It may seem like a harmless activity, but it can be extremely dangerous. The currents move fast and if you get trapped in a culvert or against a gate, it can be impossible to get out. Keep your animals and children away from the creek and avoid flood water.
Sandbags are available now at the Fleet Building for homeowners who may be at risk of flooding. Residents are encouraged to call 385-201-1700 or 385-201-1000, to coordinate a pickup, and plan to fill and place sandbags along the potential flood zone.