Flood Warning System#
Fort Collins Utilities operates a Flood Warning System to notify the public and emergency services about:
- Real-time information on rainfall, stormwater run-off and weather conditions
- Early detection of hazardous conditions
In the new flood warning map, view data collected from rain gauges, streams, irrigation ditches and detention ponds around Fort Collins, all in one location.
The National Weather Service uses the data, along with other information, to issue flash-flood warnings and weather advisories. Data is collected at 54 gauge sites from 38 automatic rain gauges, 35 water-level gauges and five automatic weather stations. The stations automatically report data to computer base stations. If gauges exceed a set level, emergency management and utility personnel are notified.
Larimer County residents may sign up for emergency notifications on cell phones, business phones, via text messages and e-mails in addition to traditional landline phones. Learn more at leta911.org.