Posted on: Sep-15-2013
The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows:
Fort Collins Emergency Operations Center opened today at 6 a.m. and will remain in operation as the situation warrants.
River flows in Fort Collins remain fairly stable at 3,400 cubic feet per second (cfs). Fort Collins Utilities staff continues to monitor flow up the Poudre Canyon, throughout town and in irrigation ditches.
No new overnight issues have been reported. Rain continues today; forecasts predict a heavy cell coming through town around midday, with most activity predicted to move south of Fort Collins.
The following intersections and bridges remain closed:
o Overland Trail
o Shields Street
o Lincoln Street
o Linden Street
Colorado highway closures update is obtained from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), http://www.coloradodot.info/news/2013-news-releases/09-2013/roadclosures1pm.html
Shelter situations are being re-assessed today to ensure community needs are met.
The public is strongly advised to avoid unnecessary contact with river and other water bodies as flood waters are likely contaminated with sewage from breached septic systems, etc. Tests last week on river water showed high levels bacteria associated with fecal contamination and the potential for exposure to disease-causing agents. Remember, even wading in flood water with shoes can cause transfer of bacteria, so children and pets should be kept out of flooded areas until the cleanup is complete.
City officials report that Fort Collins drinking water remains safe.
The most current information can be found at www.fcgov.com/oem.