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January 29, 2018

Media Contacts:

Kelly Watson, Boulder County Transportation, Floodplain Specialist, 720-564-2652

Andrew Barth, Boulder County Transportation, Communications, 303-441-1032

Boulder County Floodplain Remapping Project public meetings Feb. 6 & 20

Draft maps currently available online

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Transportation and the State of
Colorado are inviting residents along the unincorporated areas along James
Creek, upper Left Hand Creek (details below), North St. Vrain Creek, Fourmile
Creek, Gold Run, and lower Fourmile Canyon Creek (details below) and other
interested parties to attend open house draft map review public meetings
scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Attendees can review and
provide input on draft floodplain maps from the Colorado Hazard Mapping
Program (CHAMP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Boulder
County wants the draft maps to accurately reflect local flood risk, which is
why residents living along area creeks and rivers are encouraged to get
involved and provide input at this early stage. Staff will be available to answer
questions and take comments and meeting materials will be posted to the county
website after each meeting.

What: James Creek &
Upper Left Hand Creek
Open House**
(Left Hand Creek mapping
presented at this
meeting extends from Hwy 72 to Geer Canyon
and includes Geer
Canyon; meeting does not
include areas within Jamestown)

When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Jamestown Town Hall, 118 Main St., Jamestown

**Table-top map review and
discussion with a staff presentation at 6:15 p.m.

What: Open House for
All Areas*
(Fourmile Creek, Gold Run, lower Fourmile
Creek (Pinto Dr. to city limts), James Creek, upper Left
Hand Creek to and incl. Geer
Canyon, North St. Vrain
Creek along Longmont Dam Rd.)

When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975
28th St., Boulder

*Map review and discussion only,
no presentation

Public comment and input on the
draft floodplain maps will be taken at these meetings and can also be provided
via an interactive web map before or after the meetings. To access the web map,
visit and
select "Review Draft Floodplain Maps." All comments related to
these draft maps must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Mar.
to be incorporated into the county’s submission to
CHAMP for their consideration during their next round of revisions to
floodplain modeling and mapping.

Review of Left Hand Creek below Geer Canyon will
occur at a later date and public meeting(s) will be scheduled and announced on
the county website, the county calendar, in project newsletters, via the
listserv, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and through the various
watershed coalitions.

The Floodplain Remapping Project website,, also provides information about weather-related
meeting cancellations, purchasing flood insurance, the county’s flood-related
outreach efforts, and floodplain development guidelines.

For more information about these meetings or this project, contact Erin Cooper, Boulder County Transportation Department, at or