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Meeting March 12 on flood control in the Douglas Creeks

       Residential readiness for flash flooding in North and South Douglas creeks will be discussed at a public meeting hosted by City Emergency Management Wednesday, March 12.
       The session will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Front Range Alliance Church, 5210 Centennial Blvd.
       “The meeting will provide education and updated information with regard to the increased flash-flood risk following damage to vegetation in the Waldo Canyon burn scar and the city's planned response to a potential flash flood,” a press release states. “The presentation will also highlight ongoing flood- mitigation efforts along areas impacted by the burn scar.”
       Other topics will include weather forecasting and potential flood impact areas, what residents can do for flood mitigation, emergency preparation and notification methods for flash flood warnings.
       Both Douglas Creeks start in the hilly areas north and west of Garden of the Gods Road, but cross under it in concrete-lined ditches as they drain southeast toward Monument Creek. For North Douglas, the city has scheduled construction this spring of a "cleanable debris basin" on the Flying W Ranch property to allow the city's Streets Division to catch (and later remove) sediment after storms.
       For more information, call 385-5957.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 3/4/14; Projects: Flood Control)

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