Boulder County is investigating the feasibility of creating a long-term flood-related mitigation program that builds on work started after the September 2013 flood by the Voluntary Property Acquisition Program.
In 2017 and early 2018, Boulder County and a flood mitigation consultant will develop structures and strategies for a long-term voluntary program that seeks to provide property owners with flood mitigation options aimed at increasing the protection of life, health, and property throughout Boulder County. Additional program goals include:
- Promotion of habitat and ecosystem preservation
- Improving water quality
- Reducing the need for rescue, relief, and recovery efforts following major flood events.
Boulder County and its consultant will create a planning document containing recommendations for the program’s framework, including strategies, staffing, and outreach. This document will be made available for public review and comment.
- Kickoff and Data Collection = Summer 2017
- Data Analysis and Strategy Development = Fall 2017
- Feasibility, Framework, and Outreach Plan Development = Fall/Winter 2017
- Public Process (Planning Commission, Boulder County Commissioners, Public Meetings, etc.) = A public process will take place after a program concept is fully developed and implementation steps are ready for public review.
- Scope of Work from the county’s consultant, Michael Baker, Inc.
To provide comments and/or ask questions, use the project’s online comment form (coming soon). You can also contact Floodplain Permitting Specialist Harry Katz via email.