On Thursday evening Mosquito Creek rose and flooded the campground as well as parts of the Golf Course and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. At 1:00 am the creek stopped rising and began to recede. The flood water at the Waste Water Treatment Plant did not affect operations and is expected to drain away as the creek recedes. The pumps on Mosquito Creek north of Town which supply our water reservoir were compromised, but Public Works are able to fix it and water quality and supply is not threatened. The Campground is flooded; once the water recedes Public Works will move quickly to analyze the situation and have it open again as soon as possible.
We would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of the McMaster’s, Ransom’s and friends for their volunteer efforts at the Campground. A huge thank you to Public Works, the Fire Department, Municipal Enforcement and all the volunteers who helped to ensure the safety of our Town through-out the evening and into the night.
We ask that you stay away from the affected areas until the water levels are stabilized and the appropriate actions are taken to ensure the area is safe.
“I am impressed and grateful to our staff and the volunteers for coming together in a team effort to handle the situation. We are a strong community that should be proud of our strength in difficult situations.”
Mayor Rick Everett
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CAO and Team