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If you live anywhere near the Waldo Canyon Burn areas or any of our many creeks and drainages west of downtown Colorado Springs, you will definitely want to read J. Adrian Stanley’s article “Why Flooding Off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar Will Be Fierce” in last week’s issue of The Colorado Springs Independent and take a close look at this detailed, zoomable FEMA Flood map.

You may also find this piece about the science of floods after a wildfire by KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin from last July helpful for understanding why flood risk is so high. (NOTE: the waiver of the 30-day waiting period for flood insurance has expired.)

 

2 Responses to Know Your Flood Map!

  1. shawnrosvold says:

    Where do we find that zoomable map? The link takes us to the Indy piece.

    • Noel Black says:

      Apologies: We double-linked to the Independent’s article, but the link for FEMA map is fixed now.

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