News Archive

May 2, 2017

Media Contacts:

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

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

Boulder County Floodplain Mapping Project public meeting May 9

Draft maps currently available online

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County Transportation and the State of Colorado will host a public meeting to
present draft floodplain maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) for portions of the
Little Thompson River corridor in unincorporated Boulder County. This session will
be an opportunity for the public to review draft updated map information along
the Boulder County section of the Little Thompson River. Staff will be
available to answer questions and take comments.

Public Map
Review Session
Residents
along the Little Thompson River reaches located within Boulder County and other
interested parties are invited to attend the open house map review session
listed below. Meeting attendees can 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 area creeks and
rivers are encouraged to get involved and provide input at this early 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.

What:
Open
House*
When:
Tuesday,
May 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:
Boulder
County Parks & Open Space
Building, 5201 St. Vrain Rd., Longmont

*A presentation at 5:30 p.m. will be
followed by table-top map review and discussion.

The
draft floodplain maps for these river reaches are available at the county’s
Floodplain Remapping Project website,
www.BoCoFloodplainRemapping.com,
where you can also learn more about purchasing flood insurance, the county’s outreach
efforts, and how you can get involved.

All comments related to these draft
maps must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 to be
incorporated into the county’s submission to CHAMP for their consideration.

Phase
II reaches will be available for review this fall and public meetings will be
scheduled and announced
on the county website, the county
calendar, in project newsletters, via the listserv, social media (Facebook and Twitter),
and through the various watershed coalitions. Meeting materials will be
posted to the county website after each meeting.

For more information about
this meeting, contact Erin Cooper, Boulder County Transportation Department, at
escooper@bouldercounty.org or 720-564-2866.