Flood preparedness meeting March 18 for North and South Douglas drainagesPeople living near the North and South Douglas Creek drainages are encouraged to attend an informational meeting Wednesday, March 18 discussing flooding issues and the recovery status of the Waldo Canyon burn scar.
Led by the City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, the session will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Front Range Alliance Church, 5210 Centennial Blvd.
According to a press release, topics will include drainage upgrades, weather forecasting, flash-flood notification methods, potential flood-impact areas and mitigation that residents themselves can undertake.
The two Douglas Creeks each start in the hilly areas north and west of Garden of the Gods Road, crossing under it in concrete-lined ditches about a mile and a half apart as they drain east/southeast toward Monument Creek.
Both ditches have suffered damage as a result of heavy rains, especially in 2013. The flooding potential remains a concern since the 2012 Waldo fire, which wiped out large amounts of hillside vegetation, officials have said.
Westside Pioneer/press release