Box Elder Coyote Run

October 4, 2016


Meetings:

Consultation Coordination Officer (CCO) Meeting:
It will be held October 5, 2016. This meeting is to provide the community representatives an opportunity to review, discuss, and clarify the changes to the flood hazard information on the FIRM prior to community outreach efforts.

Public Meetings:
Details for public workshops to notify property owners and others of the revised flood hazard information, answer questions, and provide additional resources will be coming soon.


Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local governments to get locally developed Flood Hazard Area Delineation (FHAD) studies incorporated into the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) project that uses the Physical Map Revision (PMR) process revises the FIRMs. The FHAD had been produced to identify and update flood risk potential and floodplain boundaries in the Box Elder Creek watershed.

Two streams in the Box Elder Creek watershed are being revised:

Box Elder Creek (Downstream of Jewell Avenue)
Coyote Run

Getting the FHAD information on the FIRMs help residents and business owners make informed decisions about personal safety and protecting financial assets. Having current flood mapping also allows community planners, local officials, engineers, builders and others to make determinations about where and how new structures, subdivisions, developments, and redevelopments should be built to reduce risk of flood damage.

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the Box Elder Creek and Coyote Run PMR project are now available.

 
Here is a list of materials that can help you learn more about the studies and their potential impact on your property. You can also view proposed flood mapping changes with this link:

Physical Map Revision: Box Elder Coyote Run

Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) versus Appeal fact sheet
Provides information on these processes for changing preliminary FIRM information, and when to use a LOMR versus an Appeal process.

FHAD to FIRM FAQs
Provides information on how FHADs are developed, how FHAD data gets incorporated into the FEMA FIRM, and how the revised FIRM affects property owners and local regulations.

Property Insurance Fact Sheet
Provides information about common insurance scenarios property owners may experience when a new FIRM becomes effective and how to reduce insurance rates.

Renters Insurance Fact Sheet
Provides information about insurance options available for non-owner occupied structures when a new FIRM becomes effective and how to reduce insurance rates.

*Terms and Definitions

Have more questions?

Your community Floodplain Administrator is the best source of information about flood risk. Here is the contact information:

Adams County
T. Greg Labrie
GLabrie@adcogov.org
303-523-6800
Arapahoe County
Mr. Chuck Haskins
chaskins@arapahoegov.com
720-874-6500
City of Aurora
Public Works Engineer
engineering@auroragov.org
303-739-7335

 

City and County of Denver
Mr. Jeremy Hamer
jeremy.hamer@denvergov.org
720-913-0720