<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - waldo%20fire]]> http://gazette.com/rss/waldo%20fire Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:24:54 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-watershed-will-finally-get-restoration-plan/article/1549766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-watershed-will-finally-get-restoration-plan/article/1549766?custom_click=rss A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday.

The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that hit an area with inadequate stormwater systems. The 2013 Black Forest fire, the worst in Colorado history, compounded the flooding problems.

Since then, every watershed within the Fountain Creek Watershed has had a flood restoration plan started or completed except Monument Creek. It is the only watershed in 927 square miles without a flood restoration plan.

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]]> A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday.

The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that hit an area with inadequate stormwater systems. The 2013 Black Forest fire, the worst in Colorado history, compounded the flooding problems.

Since then, every watershed within the Fountain Creek Watershed has had a flood restoration plan started or completed except Monument Creek. It is the only watershed in 927 square miles without a flood restoration plan.]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:10:14 -0600