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City of Colorado Springs / Emergency Management / Flood Assessment - Information

Waldo Canyon Fire: Post Fire Flood Risk Assessment/Information


 Waldo Canyon Post Fire Flood Risk Map Viewer


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Waldo Canyon Fire Information Map


This map will NOT save your life, property, or public health.

Citizens must take personal responsibility for protecting their own safety during flash flood occurrences.

Any property downstream of a burned area has risk.

This product is intended for planning purposes only.  Post-fire conditions have elevated the flood threat, including areas that are not yet mapped.  Other low lying areas may be threatened.  Please contact your insurance agent or visit  to evaluate your insurance protection options.

The post-fire BAER team (citation) has indicated that potential water and sediment flow from the burn area may have increased by 350%.  This site will include additional information regarding post fire hazards as it becomes available.

Note:  To activate the legend, click on the “Show Map Legend” icon located to the upper left of the map. 



By using this site, you represent that you acknowledge and accept the following disclaimer: The use of this site and its contents are provided for informational purposes only. The information provided herein is provided without any representations, guarantees or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including by way of example but not limitation, as to fitness for any particular purpose or result. The information provided herein is intended to address the areas affected by the burn from the Waldo Canyon fire. Specific information or needs may vary between individuals and as a result the City of Colorado Springs explicitly disclaims any responsibility for how any information provided herein may affect a particular individual. It is recommended that affected individuals seek private consultation or assistance for their individual needs.



Participating Organizations

City of Colorado Springs       US Department of Homeland Security - FEMA       El Paso County Colorado       Colorado Department of Transportation       Colorado Springs Utilities

City of Manitou Springs                 U.S. Forest Service            Natural Resources Conservation Service

           Army Corps of Engineers