Spring Flood Forum: Preparing for the Spring Runoff

Please join us for presentations and discussion centered around Spring Runoff and this year’s potential for flooding.  Emergency Managers as well as other local officials are invited to attend! Please pass this invitation to other interested parties. An agenda is attached.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to Jeanne Pace at 720-852-6600 or by email at jeanne.pace@state.co.us .  Members of the media should contact PIO Micki Trost by email at micki.trost@state.co.us


Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Estes Park Conference Center, 101 South Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Lunch will be served.

The presentation will also be available by webinar. Connection information is found on the agenda.

Spring Flood Forum Agenda

10:30 a.m. Welcome:     Kevin Klein
Introductions All
10:45 a.m. Current Situation:  NWS/State Climatologist/USACE/DHSEM
  • Snow Pack
  • Extended Forecast
  • How to Monitor Updates
  • Stream Conditions
11:30 a.m. Predicted Snow Melt Behavior:  NWS/State Climatologist/USACE/DHSEM
  • Identified Areas of Concern
  • Improvements and Schedule
12 p.m. State’s Perspective:  DHSEM Field Services, Operations, Mitigation
  • Basic Plan
  • Actions Taken/ Areas of Concern
  • Identified Needs
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch 

1:15 p.m. A Community’s Perspective:  Boulder County Mike Chard
  • Basic Plan
  • Actions Taken/Areas of Concern
  • Identified Needs
2 p.m.  Open Forum:  Facilitator – Dave Hard
  • What resources do you have?
  • What resources do you need?
  • How to address needs?
2:30 p.m. Recap of Outcomes and Plan Forward:  Facilitator – Dave Hard

Webinar Access: https://share.dhs.gov/co-flood-forum/
Conference Number: 1-877-820-7831, Participant Code: 822898#

Media Contact
Members of the media are encouraged to join in person or utilizing the webiniar access site.  If you are attending in person, please contact Micki Trost by email at micki.trost@state.co.us.

*The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service's Colorado Forecast Offices have partnered together for the 2014 Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week*  This event is an example of the preparedness activities DHSEM is coordinating to prepare for and mitigate against the spring flood run off.*