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Flood meeting to be held at Ute Pass Elementary School

Published: April 15, 2014, 10:47 am, by Matt Steiner
cascade flood

Rob Carrigan climbs over piles of mud, rocks and other debris Tuesday morning, July 31, 2012, that was washed across highway 24 near Cascade, Colo. during Monday’s heavy rains. Highway 24 through the area was closed for several hours Monday as heavy rains caused flash floods below areas burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire. (The Gazette file photo)

El Paso County officials will hold a flash-flood preparedness meeting at Ute Pass Elementary School on Tuesday, April 22.

The meeting will cater to residents in the Ute Pass area, including Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls. Presenters will discuss flood danger, recent mitigation projects and emergency plans.

Areas along Fountain Creek and below watersheds that pour out of the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar were effected during flash-floods in the summer of 2012 and July, August and September 2013. County crews, the Colorado Department of Transportation and volunteers with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte have done extensive repair and mitigation work along the creek and U.S. Highway 24.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It will be video-recorded and posted on the El Paso County YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/ElPasoCountyCO.