Floodplain Information
Flooding in Buffalo  The City of Buffalo sits next to the Mississippi River and has approximately 6% of the Cities area in the flood zone.  Due to the potential of flooding in Buffalo we have precautionary measures and procedures in place.  Current Information Buffalo Officials and Employees are watching Mississippi river levels closely.  We are jointly working with Scott County Emergency Management and other local agencies to ensure that Buffalo residents have the resources necessary to combat the rising flood waters.    Sandbagging  Buffalo Officials and Employees are watching Mississippi river levels closely.  We are jointly working with Scott County Emergency Management and other local agencies to ensure that Buffalo residents have the resources necessary to combat the rising flood waters.    The City purchased a sandbagging machine, if you would like to schedule a time to use this during business hours please contact City Hall to be put on the schedule.  We have been having volunteers sandbagging at the community center.  Bags are available for residents to take but please report to City Hall or Public Works where these bags are going.  Empty sand bags and plastic are available at City Hall M-F 8am-4pm. If you can not make it during these times please contact us at  563-381-2226 and we will make our best efforts to meet your accommodations.   Parking  If you are affected by the flood and are in need of additional space to park campers, boats, or extra vehicles you can park them at the City Park on Dodge Street.  Radio Read Meters  If you are affected by the flood and your radio read meter for the water service may be submerged in water please contact City Hall to have it removed.  The meter is the responsibility of the homeowner if it is damaged you will be charged for the replacement.   Trash Pick-up As roads begin to close Republic Services will have issues with road closures.  We have set up alternative pick up sites according to the map below.  If you live in an area shown on a map you will need to move your cans to a location that is highlighted.  Please make sure that cans are three feet apart so that the automated arm can empty them properly.  Also if you are leaving them in a street versus an alley please be conscious of the property owner and their parking requirements.  If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact City Hall or message through our Facebook page.
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Due to potential flooding Spring 2019 we have began implementing the Cities protection measures. Check River levels frequently at the link above.