Near record snowfall

The White River is not flooding yet but the near-record snowfalls this season could result in major spring run-off. Rio Blanco County emergency manager John Hutchins said the town and county have prepared a plan of action and all departments are ready for a possible high water event. A packet of information has been assembled to inform the community about the impacts of high water in May and/or June. A summary of information and flood insurance rate maps to assist you in locating your property and evaluating its proximity to the 100-year flood areas are available online at www.fema.gov or you may call the planning department in your city/town or the county for information on your property.