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Camp Creek, Douglas creeks focus of flash-flood meeting April 21 at Glen Eyrie

Gordon Brenner, city recovery coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management, is shown at a meeting in spring 2015 that discussed flash flood issues on South and North Douglas creeks.
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For the third straight year, the Glen Eyrie Castle will host an informational meeting in response to lingering Westside flash-flood issues from the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
       Scheduled Thursday, April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the session will focus on Camp Creek - which flows past the castle - as well as on North and South Douglas creeks.
       The castle is at 3820 N. 30th St. (which requires driving about a quarter of a mile from the turnoff at 30th and stopping at an entry gate along the way).
       The meeting is organized by the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management.
       According to a press release, meeting topics will include:
       · Flash flood preparedness.
       · Analysis of recovery and mitigation efforts on the burn scar.
       · Weather forecasting and potential flood impact areas.
       · Methods for flash flood warnings.
       · City disaster preparedness.
       · New mitigation projects along the burn scar.
       “As the burn scar continues to recover, the threat of flash flooding in certain areas of western Colorado Springs still exists,” the release quotes Gordon Brenner, the city's recovery coordinator. “Many flood mitigation efforts have taken place since the Waldo Canyon Fire to reduce the impact of flash flooding, but residents must remain vigilant during heavy rain events and especially during the monsoon season, which runs from May through September.”
       All three creeks come out of the burn-scar area in the hills west and north of the city, flowing through the Westside near Garden of the Gods Road (North Douglas), Fillmore Street (South Douglas) and 30th/31st streets (Camp Creek).
       For more information, call the city at 385-5248.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 4/13/16; Community: Ongoing)

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