Winter storm preparedness - updated Monday January 9

Updated January 09, 2023

City staff continue to actively monitor the current storms. The predicted heavy winds and rain totals for Monday and Tuesday are lower than first expected but we could see some heavy rain from isolated thunderstorms. 


Sandbag locations still open:

With the updated rain forecasts, we do not anticipate any flooding of structures in Roseville caused by the overflow of our streams. However our sandbag locations will remain open through Tuesday for Roseville residents and businesses.

  • Maidu Regional Park at 1550 Maidu Drive (off of Rocky Ridge Drive)  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City of Roseville Corporation Yard at 2005 Hilltop Circle (off of PFE Road) 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please show proof of Roseville residency (driver’s license, etc.). Residents must fill sandbags themselves and each vehicle is limited to 20 sandbags per trip.


Snow melt:

These storms may cause some lower elevation mountain snow melt. Snow melt does not typically impact Roseville and our creeks due to the topography of the regional watersheds. The melt flows around Roseville as it continues to lower elevations.


Creek levels:

Our creeks continue to handle the amount of rain and runoff effectively. Roseville creek levels can be monitored at

The City, along with FEMA, have invested $32 million since the 1980s to improve flood control infrastructure. This includes stream widening, adding flood walls and stormwater bypass channels, and performing annual stream maintenance. These efforts mean Roseville holds the nation’s highest FEMA flood protection rating.

To report localized street flooding or road hazards, call Roseville Public Works at (916) 774-5790 during normal business hours. After hours or on weekends, call (916) 774-5000 x 1.

DO NOT walk or drive past barricades or signs warning of flooded areas.


Banking water:

With this significant rainfall, Roseville is storing nearly 60 million gallons of excess water within the aquifers for use during dry conditions. 

We are recharging the groundwater basin using specifically designed groundwater wells. Folsom Reservoir has quickly gained a substantial amount of water with the recent storms. Water releases are needed from the reservoir for flood control. We are capturing water that would have otherwise been lost.

There may be further opportunities to store more water in the aquifers over the coming weeks depending on the need to create additional winter flood capacity at Folsom Reservoir.  Find out more here.


Power outages:

As of Monday morning, there are no reported power outages in Roseville. Roseville Electric crews remain on standby to respond quickly to power outages should they occur. It is important note that 85 percent of power lines in Roseville are underground.

Here are tips to help you prepare in the case of an outage:

  • Prepare a simple emergency kit.
  • Keep phones and other devices fully charged.
  • Keep flashlights and batteries easily accessible.

If there is a power line down, stay away and call 911 immediately. Please report any trees in power lines to Roseville Electric at (916) 79-POWER.

For additional safety tips or to report an outage, visit

Our Roseville Electric crews are providing mutual aid to other utilities in the region to help restore power to those communities quickly.

Trail closures:

The trail south of Saugstad Park to Darling Way is closed until further notice to conduct emergency improvements to protect the creek and a large sewer pipeline.

The Miner's Ravine Trail and False Ravine Trail are temporarily closed. 

Other low-lying trails are subject to flooding and closures.



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