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Posts Tagged ‘flood plain’

Paradise Lost: Big Changes Are Proposed for CU’s South Campus

Paradise Lost: Big Changes Are Proposed for CU’s South Campus

Two related occurrences—a proposal to build a massive berm to control flood waters and reconsideration of land use designations as part of the current Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update process likely leading to an annexation [...]

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

2013 flood extents(image from the Boulder Data Hub, source: City of Boulder) “… reports also project that storms of a half-inch of precipitation or more in one day will be more likely with continued high emissions: 16 percent more frequent by [...]

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

“…Scientists say the Harris County Flood Control District, which manages thousands of miles of floodwater-evacuating bayous and helps enforce development rules, should focus more on preserving green space and managing growth. The City of [...]

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

The northern end of the Hogan-Pancost property on the morning of Sept. 12, 2013 (photo from http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show?entryid=27d13820-6805-4912-b096-370cf97c376e) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, December 4, 2015 about [...]

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Fourmile Canyon Creek jumped its banks to the north in several places west of Broadway, wrecking havoc down through light industrial areas (all photos courtesy Elizabeth Black) The “1000 year flood” is media hype; believe it at your peril.  [...]

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

At a presentation sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County on Friday, January 13, neighbors of the proposed Hogan-Pancost development, in opposing the project, acknowledged that high groundwater levels and flood hazards probably should have kept the City of [...]

In Your Back Yard

In Your Back Yard

The Hogan/Pancost concept plan will be presented to the City of Boulder Planning Board this Thursday, January 19th, at 6pm at the Municipal Building (Broadway and Canyon). The current concept plan calls for 122 homes on 20 acres of wetland meadow [...]