04/07/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2017 14:09
Friday, April 7, 2017
Ben Irwin, Public Works and Planning, Housing + Sustainability, 303-441-4073
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
City to host April 12 Flood Information Open House
On April 12, the City of Boulder will host an open house where the public can learn how the city's Floodplain Management Program is reducing the community's flood risk along major drainageways, provide feedback on several projects and discover how to prepare for a flood.
The Flood Information Open House will be Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Boulder High School Library (1604 Arapahoe Ave.).
At the open house, city staff will seek input from the community on several flood mitigation opportunities, including for Upper Goose Creek; Twomile Canyon Creek; and Skunk Creek, Bluebell Canyon Creek, and King's Gulch.
The open house will also feature opportunities for the pubic to learn more about:
The City of Boulder has the highest flood risk in Colorado, primarily due to its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon and other canyon creeks. The city has developed a comprehensive flood management program designed to identify and mitigate the risks of flooding, minimize loss of life and property damage, and support recovery following a major flood. Major components of the city's flood management program include mapping, mitigation master planning and construction, property acquisition, and flood protection through land use regulations and flood preparedness.
More information is available at www.boulderfloodinfo.net.