Frisco monitors creeks for flooding potential |

Frisco monitors creeks for flooding potential


FRISCO – Town public works officials are monitoring the creeks flowing through town so they can be prepared to deal with high water that could cause damages to homes.On Wednesday, the flows reached the highest point at 763 cubic feet per second (cfs).For the last five years, starting in 2000, the peak flows were 1,100 cfs on May 29, 770 cfs on May 27, 350 cfs on May 31, 1,490 cfs on May 23 and 450 cfs on June 8.The highest flow in recent memory was 1,780 cfs on June 18, 1995.In 1995, Ten Mile Creek experienced a 50-year flood event on June 18 at 2 a.m. with 1,780 cfs.Town staff predicted the peak in 1995 for the weekend of June 16-18. Ten Mile Creek overflowed its banks in only one area – the Third Avenue Bridge.Town officials were proud of citizen efforts in 1995 to sandbag potential problem areas. In 1996 the peak was 1,240 cfs. The 1996 event was still below the 100-year discharge recorded on June 16, 1965 at 1,910 cfs.”As in the past, the town is prepared to forecast the peak melt period in Ten Mile and other town creeks,” deputy public works director Rick Higgins said.”We know exactly what cfs levels will cause problems and with the cooperation of public works and the police, we will notify homeowners if their property is in danger.” Meanwhile, workers are removing debris and obstructions from town creeks and request homeowner cooperation to clear creeks of anything which will impede the flow of water.For information, call the Public Works Department at (970) 668-0836.

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