Scotts Bluff County - Flood Control

The County Flood Control Department maintains the Gering Valley Drain jointly with Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation, Gering Irrigation, Central Irrigation and the North Platte Natural Resources District. It also maintains the Scottsbluff Drain jointly with the City of Scottsbluff. In addition, the Flood Control Department maintains small flood projects throughout the County.

Contact Information


Public Works Building
Flood Control
785 Rundell Road
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open through the lunch hour
Maintenance Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-6700 - Main Number

Steve Baird- Highway Superintendent

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does water run across roads in heavy rains?
Due to costs involved we can not install large enough culverts to carry more than a 5 year return rainfall.

Why don't you mow weeds at Scottsbluff's drain?
We are programming improvement products which flatten steep banks that will allow mowing.

Updated: 2016.02.03 - 12:00 MDT