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City of Colorado Springs / News

Public invited to discuss progress on Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek Flood Restoration planning
Monday, December 01, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District will meet with the public to present progress that has been made on the Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek Flood Restoration Planning project. 

Please join the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District,  the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Green Mountain Falls, Colorado Springs Utilities and Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) at a public information meeting regarding flood restoration and mitigation planning along Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek.

The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District has received funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to investigate restoration planning options for Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek.  Both creeks suffered from extensive flooding during the summer and fall of 2013.  El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Manitou Springs and other regional municipalities and agencies have undertaken various projects to mitigate the risk and maintain the proper flow and water levels in Upper Fountain Creek, Cheyenne Creek and a number of tributaries.  The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District has organized the public stakeholders to coordinate the planning and implementation of projects to restore Upper Fountain Creek and Cheyenne Creek to pre-flood condition and mitigate the risk of future flooding. 

Two meetings will be held in December 2014, each addressing the overall planning process with respect to each creek’s unique condition.     

Open Houses are planned respective to each creek.

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Cheyenne Creek

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

P.E.O. Chapter House

1819 W. Cheyenne Rd. 

Colorado Springs.

Upper Fountain Creek

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Ute Pass Elementary School

9230 Chipita Park Rd.

Chipita Park.

For more information contact Larry Small, Executive Director, Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District at (719) 447-5012 (lsmall42@comcast.net) or Preston Manning,  Matrix Design Group at

(719) 575-0100 (preston_manning@matrixdesigngroup.com).