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Frisco Flood Preparedness

With our current snow pack sitting slightly above average, it is anticipated that Summit County will be expecting a normal runoff season. However, the Town of Frisco is still urging residents along Tenmile Creek to be prepared in the event of any flooding. Property owners whose homes are prone to flooding should consider placing sandbags on their property to mitigate the risk of property damage.

The Town of Frisco Public Works department has been making standard preparations for the snowmelt and any potential flooding that may result, by monitoring water levels in Tenmile Creek and evaluating flood threats, removing debris that might impede the flow of water in creeks and culverts under public rights-of-way, and making sandbags available to residents. These preparations are similar to past years.

Resources for Residents

Sandbags are available at the Town of Frisco Public Works shop at 102 School Road during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. sandbags, sand, and shovels are provided so residents may fill their own sandbags. When residents are finished with sandbags, sand may be raked into the right-of-way (soft/dirt shoulder on roadways) or may be transported back to the sand pile located at Frisco Public Works.

Residents may also contact the Frisco Public Works Department at 970-668-0836 to report any creek obstruction issues. In addition, current water levels and conditions in Tenmile Creek may be found at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) stream gauge website.

Summit County Government produces a comprehensive flood preparedness guide which includes resources for all the towns and areas in Summit County.

In case of emergency, residents should call 911.