City monitoring incoming storms - updated Wednesday March 8

Updated March 08, 2023

Roseville City staff is monitoring the incoming storms due to impact the area beginning Thursday and last into next week.

Heavy rain and strong winds are predicted for the next several days. These are predicted to be warmer storms with higher snow levels in the mountains.

Snow melt:  These types of storms can bring significant snow melt combining with the heavy rain.

It is important to remember that 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:

With the current forecasted rain totals, we anticipate our creeks will 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.

Less than 7% of the city is within a floodplain, most of which is undeveloped open space.

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.

Power outages:

Roseville Electric crews remain on standby to respond quickly to power outages. 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


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