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January 24, 2017

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Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

Floodplain Mapping Project Stream Reach Specific Public Meetings – Jan. 31 and Feb. 14

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County Transportation and the State of Colorado are hosting a series of public
meetings to present draft floodplain maps for major stream corridors in unincorporated
county from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado
Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP).

These sessions
are an opportunity for the public to review draft updated map information for locations
in unincorporated Boulder County as listed for each meeting below. Locations
outside of the defined map review areas for each meeting will not be discussed.
Additional public meetings will be scheduled as map updates are received.

Public Map
Review Sessions for Specific Waterways

along these stream reaches and other interested parties are invited to attend
an open house map review session and a public presentation led by state and
county staff at each meeting. A presentation will be followed by a question and
answer session and an opportunity for attendees to explore maps and provide
feedback directly to project team members. Boulder County wants the draft maps to
accurately reflect local flood risk, which is why residents living along these
creeks are encouraged to be involved and provide input at this stage. Comments
gathered will be evaluated and provided to the state team for their
consideration during their next round of revisions, floodplain modeling, and

*Public Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Alfalfa’s Market – Community meeting room at rear of building
1651 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

*Areas of map review include portions of the
following streams within unincorporated Boulder County:
Twomile Canyon
Creek west of the City of Boulder, Lower Boulder Creek east of 61st St.,
South Boulder Creek from Gross Reservoir to just west of Eldorado Springs
townsite, Rock Creek, & Coal Creek

**Public Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

4 to 7 p.m.

Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

Houston Room, 1750 33rd St., Boulder CO 80301

**This meeting is cumulative and will include maps
from each area already discussed:

  • Jan. 31 map

    (see listing above)
  • Jan. 19 map

    Cabin Creek, North, Middle, and South St. Vrain Creek(s) from Hwy 72 to upper
    Longmont Dam Rd (North St. Vrain) & just upstream of Red Gulch Rd. (South
    St. Vrain)
  • Jan. 10 map
    Canyon Creek upstream of Wagonwheel Gap Rd., Dry Creek #2, New Dry Creek, and
    the Resilient St. Vrain study area (near 75th St. to East County
    Line Rd.)
  • Dec. 13 (2016) map

    North and South St. Vrain creeks from downstream of Longmont Dam Road and just
    upstream of Red Gulch Road to Lyons and St. Vrain Creek from Lyons east to 75th

draft floodplain maps for these waterways are available at the
Floodplain Remapping Website
where you can also learn more about purchasing
flood insurance, the county’s outreach efforts, and how you can get involved. Phase
II reaches (see Floodplain Remapping website –
more info) will be reviewed in fall 2017. These meetings will be announced as
they are scheduled
on the county website, the county
calendar, in newsletters, via the listserv, social media (Facebook and Twitter),
and through the various Watershed Coalitions. Meeting presentations will
be posted to the county website after each meeting.