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January 27, 2017

Media Contacts:

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

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

Reminder – Floodplain Mapping Project open house next Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Stream reach added

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 Session for Specific Waterways

Residents 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 mapping.

*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
  • RECENTLY ADDED - Boulder Creek from Barker Reservoir to upstream of Eben G. Fine Park
  • Rock Creek
  • Coal Creek

The draft floodplain maps for these waterways are available at the county’s 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 – www.bocofloodplainremapping.comfor 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.

For more information on the event, contact Erin Cooper, Boulder County Transportation Department, via email at or call 720-564-2866.