Sandbagging Continues On Grand Mesa, Plateau Creek Flooded

The Collbran Job Corps placed at least 250 more sandbags on the banks of Plateau Creek, Tuesday, as the water continues to rise due to snowmelt on the Grand Mesa. Mesa County Emergency Management continues to monitor the water levels of Plateau Creek.

Officials with the county say water levels peak from midnight to 2:00 AM, every night. The sandbags have been placed along the banks of the creek to stop erosion and protect residences.

The sandbags are in anticipation of seeing peak flows as early as Wednesday and throughout the week. On Tuesday, the county was closely monitoring one bridge below Collbran. The water level had reached the bottom of the bridge.

Mesa County emergency officials say they won't see a drop in flows for quite some time due to the amount of water still on the Grand Mesa.


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