South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation Planning Study
FEMA Adopts New Floodplain Mapping
The South Boulder Creek Floodplain Mapping Study identified approximately 240 structures (with approximately 700 total dwelling units) that are at risk for a 100-year flood but were not previously included in the floodplain. The vast majority of these structures are located in the West Valley area, as shown in the mitigation area map. Much of this area was developed with few flood protection measures because it was not previously thought to be at risk of major flooding.
To address this, the city is conducting a Flood Mitigation Planning Study to evaluate alternatives that may reduce flooding hazards in the West Valley area.
This project will:
Approximately $4.25 million has been included in the city's 2012 budget to help fund the construction of flood mitigation improvements.
The next public meeting will be announced and posted on this website soon.
Dec. 14, 2010 - Water Resources Advisory Board (WRAB) meeting
The WRAB motioned to move forward with four of the five staff recommended options. Option 7 will not be further analyzed. WRAB Memo: South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation Alternatives.
Oct. 14, 2010 - Memo to City Council: Update on the Flood Mitigation Planning Study.
Sept. 2, 2010 - Public Meeting
Utilities personnel provided a summary of work to-date, including concepts for flood mitigation. Staff answered questions and gathered feedback about how to reduce flood risks associated with South Boulder Creek.
March 3, 2010 - Open House
This initial public meeting presented a summary of flood risks, the planning process and initial concepts for flood mitigation.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:26