While it’s hard to predict flooding, spring runoff in Northwest Colorado may result in high water issues through June. Temperature and precipitation levels will go a long way in determining the conditions, but local and state officials are monitoring the flows in the Yampa and Elk River and are prepared to respond in the occurrence of a high water situation. It’s important to protect your home from flooding before a problem occurs, as policies may a take weeks to take effect. Flood Insurance Rate Maps to help evaluate your properties proximity to the 100-year flood areas are available on-line. For steps to take to be ready for a flood, click here. The High water preparedness guide for Routt County is also available here.