The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program safeguards lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed whenever fire, flood or any other natural occurrence is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed.
The September 2013 floods devastated communities in Colorado, and the work to rebuild and recover is a long one that will ultimately result in stronger, more resilient, better prepared watersheds. There are numerous resources to assist those affected by the floods and a many ways for those who want to help to get involved. If you would like more information or have a suggestion to links that should be included here, please email mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find links to some helpful resources:
Colorado Stream Recovery Website - Includes funding information from the State
Colorado Water Conservation Board information on the 2013 floods. The page has a lot of helpful links on the right column of the page. There is also a Colorado Flood Threat Portal, which provides a daily assessment of flood potential around the state.
Boulder County Flood Website - includes up to date information on assistance programs.
Rebuilding Flood-Damaged Diversion Structures to Benefit Multiple Uses (2013) - This fact sheet, created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, provides information on current concepts for diversion design which also promotes fish passage and river health.
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Connecting the Drops Radio Program on Post-Flood Planning in Boulder County.
The Colorado Foundation for Water Education's latest Headwaters Magazine Issue: Flooded and Coming Back Smarter
Larimer County Flood Relief and Recovery Guide - The purpose of the Relief and Recovery Guide is to connect Colorado residents affected by the Larmier County Flood of 2013 with disaster assistance and information. The Guide lists information on many programs and agencies. Updates and verification are continuously being made to this document.
Long-Term Flood Recovery Group Accepting Requests for Assistance - The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) has opened a phone line and website for anyone in Boulder or Broomfield counties seeking assistance related to unmet needs from 2013 September flood. For more information, click here, call 303-895-3429, or email email@example.com.
Flood Recovery FAQs from the Colorado Water Conservation Board
Stream Recovery Map from Colorado Stream Recovery
ColoradoUnited Blog - Get updates on what's happening with the flood recovery efforts