CITY OF BOZEMAN
PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING
Thursday, May 26, 2011
**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**
The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community. In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.
If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.
Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®
Follow these safety rules:
- Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
- If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
- Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
- Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
- Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
Important Phone Numbers:
911 – Any Emergency
If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.
582-3175 – Recorded Update
Please call for regular flood information updates.
Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information.
582-2000 for Bozeman Residents
582-2100 for everyone else
List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):
City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.
Manley road is open;
Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;
There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;
Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;
Kagy westbound is completely open;
Mendenhall is completely open.
*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED. PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):
East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.
Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.
Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.
*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED. PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):
Creekside Park is closed until further notice.
Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.
Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice
*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED. PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:
Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:
Bozeman Brick and Tile 587-4283
Kenyon Noble 582-2384
Belgrade True Value 388-6012
Big Sky True Value 995-4500
Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401
Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330
Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com