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Emergency Information

High Water Update - Operators Anticipate Reducing Flow - June 12, 5:00 p.m.

With the decline of precipitation in the headwaters above both Lemon and Vallecito Reservoirs today, reservoir operators anticipate reducing the flow out of the reservoirs over the next few days.&n

Update of High Water Conditions in La Plata County - June 11, 5:35 p.m.

Officials from several agencies continued to monitor high water conditions on several streams and rivers in La Plata County today.  These conditions were brought on by the late season, heavy snow accumulation in the headwaters of streams and rivers that pass through La Plata County and two tropical weather systems this month that created significant increases to the inflows going into the reservoirs.

High Water Conditions in La Plata County

“If you don’t believe the weather changes frequently in Colorado, just look at La Plata County!”

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You can find updates from the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management on Twitter.


La Plata County Office of Emergency Management Information Blog

Use our LPC OEM Informational Blog to find up to date posts of emergency events in La Plata County Colorado, as well as helpful tips for how

Have you registered your cell or internet phone with 9-1-1?

Code Red  

La Plata County’s Emergency Telephone Association has a notification system (commonly referred to as “Reverse 9-1-1”) that includes cell phones, texting, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and e-mail!  Register up to five cell or Internet phone numbers with your physical street address, ensuring that you get emergency notifications even when you’re not at home or if you don’t have a land line.

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