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Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar

In an effort to ensure Colorado Springs residents are aware of potential flash flooding scenarios, we are sharing some of the initial findings of the Preliminary Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar.

These findings are only preliminary and the final report is anticipated to be complete and released to the public by the end of July.

Post Fire Flood Map Data
- Camp Creek
 **

Post Fire Flood Map Data
- North Douglas Creek
 

Post Fire Flood Map Data
- South Douglas Creek
 

Post Fire Flood Map Data
- East Fountain
**

 

Maps from El Paso County

 Ute Pass: Cascade & Chipeta Park **

Lower Ute Pass  **

Manitou Springs  **

 

** maps updated 07/24/2013

 

Flash Flood Map Disclaimer
- for North and South Douglas Creeks

Based on initial study results this map shows approximate areas of potential flash flooding expected from a single rain event of 1.75 inches in a one hour period occurring over the drainage basins affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire.  A rain event this severe has about a 10 percent chance of occurring each year. These areas were determined assuming debris in flood waters cause blockage at street crossings. Limits and depths are approximate as a wide variety of storms can produce much greater or much less of a flood risk zone. This information is not intended for flood insurance purposes or to replace established FEMA floodplains. Individual property owners are solely responsible for determining their risk level and taking appropriate actions to ensure their own safety and protect property. This is the best information available as of May 15, 2013 and is subject to revision upon release of final study results.

 

Flash Flood Map Disclaimer
- for all maps EXCEPT North and South Douglas Creeks

Based on in-depth study results, this map shows approximate areas of potential flash flooding expected from rain events of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 inches in a one hour period occurring over the drainage basins affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire.  These areas were determined by assuming debris in flood waters will cause blockage at street crossings.  Inundation boundaries are approximate as a wide variety of storms can produce much greater or much less of a flood risk zone.  This information is not intended for flood insurance purposes or to replace established FEMA floodplains.  Individual property owners are solely responsible for determining their risk level and taking appropriate actions to ensure their own safety and protect property. This is the best information available as of July 15, 2013 and is subject to revision.