Dutch Creek, Coon Creek and Coal Creek
September 23, 2016
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) 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 FHADs were produced to identify and update flood risk potential and floodplain boundaries in the Dutch Creek, Coon Creek and Coal Creek area.
The following streams are included with this project:
- Dutch Creek (within Arapahoe County)
- Coon Creek (within Arapahoe County and the City and County of Denver)
- Three Lakes Tributary (within Arapahoe County)
- Coal Creek (Upstream of E. Yale Avenue within Arapahoe County)
Getting the FHAD information on the FIRMs helps 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 Dutch Creek, Coon Creek and Coal Creek PMR project are now available from FEMA’s Map Service Center (MSC).
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.
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.
Have more questions?
Your community Floodplain Administrator is the best source of information about flood risk.