Flood Awareness

A message from Gunnison County, the City of Gunnison, the Town of Crested Butte, and the Town of Mt. Crested Butte: 

Protect your property now against potential high water this spring.  The local governments listed above are encouraging property owners to begin preparing now for the possibility of spring flooding.  Local governments are responsible for assisting in life threatening situations and in protecting public infrastructure, including facilities, roads, bridges, etc. Protection of private property is the responsibility of the property owner, and local governments will not be responding to private property concerns. For more information contact Gunnison County Emergency Management at 641-2481 or email smorrill@gunnisoncounty.org or blucero@gunnisoncounty.org You can also call the offices of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

Got Sandbags?
With the large snow pack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards or search “sandbags” on the Internet. Prepare early – don’t wait until the last minute.