Residents On Grand Mesa Prepare For High Water, Worst Flooding In 20 Years Possible

Flooding on the Grand Mesa has some people concerned as temperatures rise and spring meltdown the highest in decades. Residents living near Surface Creek are stocking up on sand bags and preparing for the worst.

Some of the homes in the area are on the verge of flooding. Cedaredge residents say they haven't seen Surface Creek this high since the flood of 1983.

Friday evening, Surface Creek became clogged with debris, mainly tree trunks under bridges. The runooff caused many waterways to swell, threatening nearby homes and spilling onto local roads.

Over the next couple of days record breaking temperatures in Western Colorado are expected which of course means more melting of the snowpack and more potential for flooding. Even with the melt off, the state's snowpack was still 106% of the 30–year average on Saturday.
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