State Flood Mitigation Plan Update: 30 Day Public Comment Period Open

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The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) is working to update the Colorado Flood Mitigation Plan which was last updated in 2013. The Plan re-assesses the state’s flood risk and mitigation strategies and includes updates on implementation and progress toward meeting the plan’s goals. Multiple state agencies are included in the plan preparation process through participation on the Flood Technical Assistance Partnership (Flood TAP). The Flood TAP also includes representation from local and federal agencies as well, including multi-agency coordination through the Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets program. 
 
The planning effort paralleled the update of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, a plan that will be seeking FEMA enhanced plan status in order to leverage more mitigation funding for Colorado. The Flood Mitigation Plan will be incorporated into Colorado’s State Hazard Mitigation Plan as a stand-alone appendix and will ultimately be adopted by the governor through that affiliation. CWCB staff intends to bring the finalized, updated plan to the CWCB Board at their September board meeting for adoption.
Please send comments to Stephanie DiBetitto at stephanie.dibetitto@state.co.us

Colorado Daily Status Report: July 17, 2018

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 17, 2018

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/Warnings

National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level

Level 4: supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents

  • Sugarloaf Fire, Grand County
  • Spring Fire, Costilla/Huerfano Counties
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County

Major Road Impacts/Closures

None 
 

DHSEM Update: July 2018


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The DHSEM Update for July 2018 is ready to read.  View the current issue at https://mailchi.mp/e83c210722f4/dhsem-update-may-457257

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Colorado Daily Status Report: July 16, 2018

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 16, 2018

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/Warnings

National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level

 

Level 4: supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents


  • Sugarloaf Fire, Grand County: 1,280 Acres | 35% Containment
  • Spring Fire, Costilla/Huerfano Counties:  108,045 Acres | 91% Containment
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County: 6,822 Acres | 59% Containment

Major Road Impacts/Closures

None

Read the full report for July 16, 2018

Colorado Daily Status Report: July 13, 2018

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 13, 2018

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/Warnings

National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level

Level 3: monitoring multiple incidents with the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents


  • Sprague Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Smith Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Fawn Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Sugarloaf Fire, Grand County
  • Spring Fire, Costilla/Huerfano Counties
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County
  • Weston Pass Fire, Park County

 

Major Road Impacts/Closures

CO Hwy 69 is closed between Red Rock Rd (5 miles west of I-25) and the Custer County Line. Road is open to local traffic only.

Fire Fast Facts

Name of Fire# AcresContainmentCounty
Spring Fire108,04591%Costilla | Huerfano
Weston Pass Fire13,02383%Park
Sugarloaf Fire1,28020%Grand
Lake Christine Fire6,60254%Eagle
SpragueFire9197%Rio Blanco
Fawn Fire1,06590%Rio Blanco
Smith Fire76100%Rio Blanco