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Greeley, CO 80631
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Emergency Information

Poudre River Update:

(7/19/11) The Poudre River Trail is now open - again.
Some standing water still exists on the west side of 71st Avenue. Mud still coats the trail in areas. Crews are working to remove it as quickly as possible.
(7/14/11) 71st Avenue was closed this morning due the water over the road. The water is expected to receed quickly but will be based on the amount of rainfall over the next couple of days. The Poudre River Trail from Rover Run Dog Park west to 83rd Avenue is closed again due to high water. 95th Avenue through the Kodak Section to Highway 257 trailhead in Windsor is closed as well.

(7/8/11) The Poudre River Trail is open for business.
At least bike business. The trail still has water on the west side of 71st so not recommended for walkers, but is easy to bike through. Unfortunately, with all the standing water there are lots of hungry and aggressive mosquitoes. Volunteers are working to clean remaining debris on the trail.

(7/7/11) The Poudre Trail is now open from Rover Run Dog park west to 71st Avenue.
Water continues to cover the trail ust west of 71st Avenue at the Red Barn keeping 71st Avenue to 83rd Avenue closed. There are no current road closures in Greeley.

(6/28/11) 71st Avenue is now open
to traffic. Please use caution as hot weather is causing mountain snow to melt rapidly. River and stream conditions could change rapidly. The Poudre Trail remins closed from Rover Run Dog Park west to 83rd Avenue and from 95th Avenue west to HWY 257.

(6/27/11)
City of Greeley Streets Division has closed 71st Avenue at the Poudre River due to rising water. 83rd and 95th Avenues are still open and not expected to close.

(6/22/11)
National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Cache la Poudre River. Temperatures are expected to stay above normal levels this week which could cause high elevation snow melt. Please avoid flooded areas and stay clear of river banks. Low lying areas could flood very quickly. Take caution.

(6/21/11)
On the first day of summer, the Poudre River is still flowing strong. Water levels continue to fluctuate. The Poudre Trail is closed from 95th Avenue in Greeley to HWY 257 and 83rd Avenue east to Rover Run Dog Park. The trail is also closed through the Kodak Wildlife Area.

(6/16/11) 71st Avenue is now open to traffic. Poudre River Trail is now open from 95th Avenue through Windsor. The Trail is still closed from Rover Run Dog park to 83rd Avenue.
City staff will continue to monitor the river. There is still a significant amount of snow in the mountains and with warmer temperatures rivers could begin to flood again. Please use caution.

(6/14/11 3:45pm) 83rd and 95th Avenues are now open to traffic.
71st Avenue remains closed at this time due to pavement damage. The Poudre Trail from 35th Avenue heading west to Rover Run Dog Park is now open. West of the dog park is still closed due to water on the trail.

(6/13/11) 71st Avenue, 83rd Avenue and 95th Avenue remain closed
at this time. While temperatures have cooled and the river is not rising as fast, water continues to find its way on to the Poudre Trail and streets. Flooding conditions are not expected to reach their peak heights for another two weeks. Trail users are advised to stay away from closed sections and to use caution in areas that are not closed.

(6/10/11 7:30am
) 83rd Avenue has now been closed (F Street to O Street) due to flooding. Please use alternate routes. The Poudre River is running 2,390 cubic feet per second this morning in Greeley and 2,950 cfs at the mouth of the Poudre.

(6/9/11
) The Greeley Streets Division has now closed 95th Avenue (F Street to O Street) in Greeley due to high water. 71st Avenue continues to be closed as well. The Poudre River, as of 7:45am is running 2,290 cubic feet per second in Greeley and 3,090 cfs at the mouth of the Poudre near Ft. Collins. Weld County officials are looking at closing 83rd Avenue today due to rain last night.

(6/8/11 7:45am)
The Poudre River is running 2,110 cubic feet per second this morning in Greeley and 3,250 cfs at the mouth of the Poudre near Ft. Collins. Again, the river is running high and fast. Please use caution.

(6/7/11 7:48am
) City of Greeley Streets Division has closed 71st Avenue at the Poudre River. Please find alternate routes. The Poudre River is running 2,040 cubic feet per second this morning in Greeley and 3,240 cubic feet per second at the mouth of the Poudre. Please remember to use extreme caution if you are near rivers or streams. Banks could become very unstable because of high streamflows.

(6/6/11 8:30 am
) The Poudre River is running 1,790 cubic foot per second this morning in Greeley and at 2,970cfs at the mouth of the Poudre. 71st Avenue has water to the edge of the road. There are NO road closures at this time.

(6/4/11 7:21am) The Poudre Trail is now closed from west of the Rover Run Dog park all the way to the east side of 83rd Avenue. The Red Barn at 71st Avenue is quickly becoming an island.

(6/2/11 - 6am)
The Poudre River was right around 600 cubic foot per second this morning in Greeley and right around 1,600 cfs at the mouth of the Poudre. Last year it peaked at 4, 770 cfs in Greeley. To date, the Streets Division has filled 4,000 sand bags and have 31,000 unfilled. Sand bags are being given to residents and businesses along the Poudre River (2 pallets per request totaling 130 bags). Residents/businesses are also given information on how to purchase additional sands bags if needed. The City of Greeley will continue to monitor the flow several times a day. There are NO road closures at this time.

ROAD / TRAIL CLOSURES
No Road or Poudre Trail closures at this time.

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Status Updates:
  • Road and trail closure status and City of Greeley contact information: www.greeleygov.com
  • Poudre River Trail status and closure information: www.poudretrail.org
  • Current river flows: 1-303-831-7135 (dial 1 for the South Platte River Basin, then dial 19# for the Poudre River station (at the mouth of the Poudre River) and 20# for the Greeley Station.
  • Sand bag requests: Public Works Street Division at 350-9336.


Background:
Above average snowfall in the mountains this year means that we may experience dangerous high water in the Poudre River and ultimately flooding in and around Greeley. As recently as last year, the river over topped its banks closing roads, causing damage to personal property and ruining ditch structures. Flooding this year is expected to be worse because the snow pack is deeper and water content is higher. City employees have prepared by taking action - removing obstructions to the river flow, filling sand bags in advance, and organizing the reverse 911 listings for those who will likely be threatened.
We're asking residents to be prepared as well.
  • Stay clear of high water and river banks as these are extremely dangerous.
  • Do not cross roads with high water. If you see barricades, they are there for a reason - your safety.
  • Make sure your cell phone and mobile devices are registered so that you can be notified of flood warnings and evacuation notices. Visit www.weldsheriff.com.
  • Be sure you have your emergency kit ready to go. Don't have a kit yet? Visit www.readycolorado.com for tips and lists.

For additional information, contact Greeley Public Works Street Division: 970-350-9336.


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