LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Spring melt is causing concerns in the mountains as creeks and rivers start to rise.

Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue, Search and Rescue and Lake County Public Works responded Monday evening to a housing development off Highway 24 to mitigate a flooding situation.

(credit: John Holm/Lake County Office of Emergency Management)

(credit: John Holm/Lake County Office of Emergency Management)

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“This occurred because of the snow melting quickly in the last few days. There was potential risk to several homes,” the Lake County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement.

John Holm shared pictures of flooding with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management.

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Crews and neighbors scrambled to build a dam and divert water to keep it from flooding the homes near Leadville.

“The personnel filled sandbags and placed them to create a damn and diversion so that the water would return to the natural streams and flow into the Arkansas,” Emergency Management said.

The flooding was limited to a specific area and the problem has been mitigated.

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Emergency Management asked residents to look around their property for ice dams and clogged drainage ditches.