Frequently Asked Questions, Longmont Flood Preparedness and Spring Runoff Information
- Where can I find information about the snow pack levels and steam flows for the spring runoff this year?
- Visit our Flood Preparedness Status and Monitoring page.
- Tune into the City of Longmont’s radio channel from your car to hear daily river watch updates 1670 AM.
- Call the EOC call center line 303-651-8438 to hear daily river watch updates.
- Can I go Tubing on St. Vrain or Left hand Creeks?
- Is there a place that I can register my contact information so I will be notified in the event of another flood if I am not at my home phone number or the power is out?
- Yes, be sure you sign up at ci.longmont.co.us/police/massnotification.htm to receive real-time emergency notification on devices beyond your traditional landline telephone. The system is utilized to notify our community if evacuation is needed. You will only receive notifications during an emergency. You can register cell phones, VoIP accounts, and email accounts. The system is “geo-based,”which allows you to link your devices to your home address. If an evacuation is needed and your home address is included, you will be notified regardless of where you are (atwork in Denver, out shopping, etc.).
- I live in a neighborhood near Airport Rd and 9th Avenue. Why did it take so long for the City to evacuate my neighborhood? I got a warning call but the water was already in my neighborhood.
- View a video in which Longmont Emergency Manager, Dan Eamon, describes the timeline of events on the morning of Longmont's epic flood and the City's notification to affected neighborhoods.
- I understand the City held outreach meetings for the neighborhoods that were impacted by the flood. I was not able to attend those meetings. Is there a place that I can get information about what was presented at those meetings?
- If you missed the February/March meetings, you can still download the PowerPoint Presentation and Overview Handout. A second round of neighborhood meetings has been scheduled for April/May, and you can find those dates on our Flood Preparedness Stay Connected page.
- Why are there Jersey Barriers along Airport Road?
- Since the City placed Jersey Barriers along Airport Road, does that mean that the City is expecting another flood event?
- The City and Boulder County are working together to complete repairs in the area west of Airport Road to greatly minimize the chance that St. Vrain Creek spring flows could break channel banks and spill into surrounding neighborhoods. The barrier wall along Airport Road is an extra precaution on top of ongoing channel repair work.
- I have heard that the flooding in my neighborhood was caused by the St. Vrain Creek breaching it banks, what is being done to repair these breaches?
- Boulder County has completed emergency repairs to areas that breached west of Longmont during the flood. For more information, view Boulder County's St. Vrain Creek Rehabilitation page at BoulderCounty.org >
- The St. Vrain Creek is full of debris and the river channel seems much shallower than it was before, is the City or County doing anything to fix the river channel so it can accommodate higher flows that may happen in a high spring run off?
- Emergency channel repairs in preparation for spring runoff will be complete by early May. For more details on City of Longmont work, visit our Flood Preparedness Preparations page, and for Boulder County work, visit the St. Vrain Creek Rehabilitation page on BoulderCounty.org >
- Why has the City not started repairs on the Sunset bridge? When will this be repaired?
Last updated 04-15-2014