Preparedness Notice: Spring run-off may cause flooding in Beaver Brook

March 3, 2014 by  
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Community Update May 1, 2014 Presentation:  Beaver Brook Community Outreach 2014

Like elsewhere in flood-damaged areas of Colorado, continual flows since September 12th combined with greater than average snowpack has many concerned that the Beaver Brook area could again be susceptible to flooding.  High flows are most likely to occur 2 to 10 days after a few days of unusually warm weather, particularly in March, April or May.

We urge Beaver Brook area residents to be prepared for high flows and flooding.  Please consider moving valuables and vehicles out of the area, taking protective measures such as sandbagging, and keeping culverts clean before and during high flows if it is safe to do so.

For additional details, please see the letter from the District to Clear Creek County in February: Letter CCC spring run-off 2014

For flood advisory information to residents from Clear Creek County, please see this notice: Clear Creek County Letter 04-02-2014

Be advised that the Upper and Lower Beaver Brook Dams are not flood control structures. LMWD does not control flows into or out of the Beaver Brook Watershed, and is not responsible for managing the Beaver Brook Watershed.  Like residents, LMWD owns property that can be damaged by high flows on Beaver Brook.

Lookout Mountain Water District will follow the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for dam failure, which has provisions for notifications to affected residents, and has been in place for many years.  Other than this advisory notice, Lookout Mountain Water District will NOT be notifying residents before or during imminent flooding unless due to dam failure and as part of the EAP.