Emergency Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    emergency@eaglecounty.us

    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201


High water preparedness efforts underway throughout the county

Contact: Birch Barron, Emergency Manager, 970-328-3545, birch.barron@eaglecounty.us

June 6, 2019 – Organizations throughout Eagle County have worked together to update the countywide flood preparedness plan. Local resources, river information, flood maps, and sandbag locations can be found at www.eaglecounty.us/FloodPlanning. All community members are encouraged to review the plan.

Eagle County’s snowpack is above average; however, the the largest contributing factor to a large-scale flood is the rate the snow melts into rivers. River levels in the county are expected to peak in mid-June. Up-to-date levels can be found at https://tinyurl.com/CORivers. The Eagle County Office of Emergency Management is participating in weekly calls with the National Weather Service and the State Department of Natural Resources to help forecast river levels and flooding potential.

Sand and bags will be available to residents at multiple distribution points in Eagle County, as listed in the flood plan. Private property owners are encouraged to place sandbags at known problem areas if it is safe to do so, and to remove the sandbags once flood season ends. Residents who observe large amounts of debris in the creeks near bridges, or significant running water in unusual places should call 911. Contractors are asked to make their own arrangements for sandbags for commercial construction projects.

Residents are reminded of the importance of being prepared for any emergency by assembling a kit containing a three-day food and water supply, as well as medications, toiletries, pet supplies, flashlight, radio, extra batteries and a list of emergency contacts. To receive free, localized emergency alerts on flooding and other hazards via email and/or text message, subscribe to emergency alert systems at www.ecalert.org and at www.pitkinalert.org.