Picture 2

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.

News

AP
January 29, 2015 | NPR · In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.
 

AFP/Getty Images
January 29, 2015 | NPR · While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.
 

Getty Images
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
 

Arts & Life

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Samantha Shannon’s richly detailed followup to The Bone Season picks up with clairvoyant heroine Paige on the run after leading a revolt against the alien oppressors of her far-future England.
 

South Dakota State Historical Society
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Wilder’s memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you’d ever know from her children’s books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
January 29, 2015 | NPR · From Sam Smith to Meghan Trainor to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, many of the biggest hits on today’s charts pilfer from the past, but not all borrowing works the same way.
 

John Rogers for NPR
January 29, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.
 

NPR
January 29, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · A 76-year-old jazz record label gathers its new crop into a band. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott play each others’ tunes.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab