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.