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City of Fort Collins' Water Quality and Flooding Updates, September 15, 4:04 p.m.

Posted on: Sep-15-2013

The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows:

• City crews are committed to monitor and respond to conditions. We are seeing slight increases in stream flows, but nothing significant. To report localized flooding, call 970-221-6700.

• The National Weather Service (NWS), NWS now predicts up to 3 inches of rain in foothills, with scattered showers continuing throughout the evening, which may cause rise in the Poudre River. Fort Collins EOC will continue to operate this afternoon and into early evening.

• Information about regional road closures, public health issues in surrounding communities, and instructions on how to donate can be found at Larimer.org. The County is requesting only monetary donations at this time as they can be put to immediate use and provide greater flexibility.
• The City of Fort Collins reminds citizens to call 911 only in the event of emergencies. The non-emergency phone number for Fort Collins police is 970-221-6540. Larimer County dispatch is 970-416-1985.

• The City continues to advise the public to avoid unnecessary contact with river and other water bodies as they are likely contaminated with sewage from breached septic systems, etc.

• Fort Collins Utilities’ Water Treatment Facility reports that City of Fort Collins’ drinking water remains safe, with water coming from Horsetooth Reservoir, not the Poudre River.

• Both the Drake and Mulberry Water Reclamation Facilities continue to operate well, with no issues reported.

• The following intersections and bridges remain closed:
o Overland Trail
o Shields Street
o Lincoln Street
o Linden Street

• Stormwater staff continues to inspect the structural integrity of bridges, which are reported to be holding well. Other infrastructure checks also are reported to be stable at this time.

The most current information can be found at www.fcgov.com/oem.

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City of Fort Collins' Water Quality and Flooding Updates, September 15, 4:04 p.m.

The most recent information regarding the flooding status of the City follows:

• City crews are committed to monitor and respond to conditions. We are seeing slight increases in stream flows, but nothing significant. To report localized flooding, call 970-221-6700.

• The National Weather Service (NWS), NWS now predicts up to 3 inches of rain in foothills, with scattered showers continuing throughout the evening, which may cause rise in the Poudre River. Fort Collins EOC will continue to operate this afternoon and into early evening.

• Information about regional road closures, public health issues in surrounding communities, and instructions on how to donate can be found at Larimer.org. The County is requesting only monetary donations at this time as they can be put to immediate use and provide greater flexibility.
• The City of Fort Collins reminds citizens to call 911 only in the event of emergencies. The non-emergency phone number for Fort Collins police is 970-221-6540. Larimer County dispatch is 970-416-1985.

• The City continues to advise the public to avoid unnecessary contact with river and other water bodies as they are likely contaminated with sewage from breached septic systems, etc.

• Fort Collins Utilities’ Water Treatment Facility reports that City of Fort Collins’ drinking water remains safe, with water coming from Horsetooth Reservoir, not the Poudre River.

• Both the Drake and Mulberry Water Reclamation Facilities continue to operate well, with no issues reported.

• The following intersections and bridges remain closed:
o Overland Trail
o Shields Street
o Lincoln Street
o Linden Street

• Stormwater staff continues to inspect the structural integrity of bridges, which are reported to be holding well. Other infrastructure checks also are reported to be stable at this time.

The most current information can be found at www.fcgov.com/oem.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact: Kelly DiMartino
Assistant City Manager
970-217-3293
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