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

Gap Filling Radar Installed on Missionary Ridge

Gap filling radar was installed  on Missionary Ridge as a jointly funded project between the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).

The agencies contracted with the University of Oklahoma to deploy this gap filling Doppler radar from July to October to better identify storms that are not visible by radar out of the Grand Junction or Albuquerque Weather Service Offices.

La Plata Electric Association installed a meter and is providing free electricity through October for the project.  La Plata County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) worked to coordinate the location and installation of the unit on July 2, 2018.

In addition, DHSEM also worked with La Plata County OEM and the Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Team (RWEACT) to obtain and install real time rain gauges in order to better notify the public of the threat of flash flooding over the 416 Fire burn scar.

Photos of radar taken by Thomas McNamara with La Plata County OEM.

Colorado Daily Status Report: July 12, 2018

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 12, 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
  • Skunk Creek Fire, Moffat County
  • Tabequache Fire, Montrose 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 Fire107,62783%Costilla | Huerfano
Weston Pass Fire13,02374%Park
Sugarloaf Fire1,28020%Grand
Lake Christine Fire6,28549%Eagle
Skunk Fire620100%Moffat
Tabeguache Fire50085%Montrose
SpragueFire9150%Rio Blanco
Fawn Fire1,06590%Rio Blanco
Smith Fire7680%Rio Blanco







Colorado Daily Status Report: July 11, 2018

Colorado Daily Status Report July 11, 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 2: supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents

  • Sprague Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Smith Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Skunk Creek Fire, Moffat County
  • Tabequache Fire, Montrose 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.


Fast Fire Facts

Fires not listed on the list below have either reached full (or near) containment or have been returned to the local fire unit for monitoring.


Name of Fire# AcresContainmentCounty
Spring Fire107,62777%Costilla | Huerfano
Weston Pass Fire13,02364%Park
Sugarloaf Fire1,27920%Grand
Lake Christine Fire6,28564%Eagle
Skunk Fire62060%Moffat
Tabeguache Fire50085%Montrose
SpragueFire910%Rio Blanco
Fawn Fire1,40075%Rio Blanco
Smith Fire760%Rio Blanco

Colorado Daily Status Report: July 10, 2018 and State EOC Operations Update

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 10, 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 2: supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents

  • Spring Creek Fire, Costilla and Huerfano Counties
  • Chateau Fire, Teller County
  • Weston Pass Fire, Park County
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County
  • Divide Fire, Moffat County
  • Sugarloaf Fire, Grand County
  • Tabeguache Fire, Montrose County
  • Fawn Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Red Canyon 2 Fire, Eagle County
  • Skunk Fire, Rio Blanco County 

Major Road Impacts/Closures

  • CO Hwy 12 is closed between the Cuchara Pass area - La Veta.
  • 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.
  • Overnight full closures are scheduled at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels for fire suppression testing. The westbound closure is planned for 10PM Monday night until 6AM Tuesday morning. Eastbound I-70 will close at Exit 205 Silverthorne for the eastbound tunnel closure at 10PM Tuesday night until 6AM Wednesday. Detour: US 6 Loveland Pass.

Fast Fire Facts


Spring Fire107,62777%Costilla | Huerfano
Weston Pass Fire13,02363%Park
Sugarloaf Fire1,26020%Grand
Lake Christine Fire6,18039%Eagle
Skunk Fire6500%Moffat
Tabeguache Fire50065%Montrose
SpragueFire200%Rio Blanco
Fawn Fire95025%Rio Blanco
Smith Fire760%Rio Blanco


Current Colorado Wildfire Map


The State EOC Remains Activated at Level II Operations Supporting Multiple Wildland Fire Incidents

The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated at Level II operation to support multiple incident across the state.  These are listed below.  The '*' indicates the final report for the fire due to reaching full/final containment or being transitioned back to the local fire unit.

The name of each fire has been hyperlinked (connected) the primary information source so that you can check the progress in between our State EOC reports.  We also post new information on our social media accouts:  Twitter @COEmergency [www.twitter.com/COEmergency] or Facebook COEmergency [www.facebook.com/COEmergency].  You do not need to have an account with Twitter or Facebook to access the information, simply click the web address above to view the updates.


Name of Fire# AcresContainmentCounty
Spring Fire107,62770%Costilla | Huerfano
Weston Pass Fire13,01952%Park
Sugarloaf Fire1,24620%Grand
Lake Christine Fire5,91631%Eagle
Divide Fire*19,95580%Moffat
416 Fire*54,12950%La Plata
Burro Fire*4,59350%Montezuma
Thornburg Fire*1,636100%Moffat
Tabeguache Fire50010%Montrose
Ridgetop Fire*15070%Rio Blanco
Fawn Fire4500%Rio Blanco

Current Colorado Wildfire Map

Click on the icons in the map for details on each fire.  The legend is available by clicking the box in the upper left hand corner of the map and the map fully expands to be interactive by clicking the square in the upper right hand corner.  


Colorado Daily Status Report: July 9, 2018

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 9, 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 2: supporting response and recovery operations for fires statewide.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents

  • Spring Creek Fire, Costilla and Huerfano Counties
  • Chateau Fire, Teller County
  • Weston Pass Fire, Park County
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County
  • Divide Fire, Moffat County
  • 416 Fire, La Plata County
  • Burro Fire, Montezuma County
  • Sugarloaf Fire, Grand County
  • WestonPass Fire, Park County
  • Thornburg Fire, Moffat County
  • Tabeguache Fire, Montrose County
  • Ridgetop Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Fawn Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Red Canyon Fire, Eagle County 

Major Road Impacts/Closures

  • CO Hwy 12 is closed between the Cuchara Pass area - La Veta.
  • 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.
  • Overnight full closures are scheduled at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels for fire suppression testing. The westbound closure is planned for 10PM Monday night until 6AM Tuesday morning. Eastbound I-70 will close at Exit 205 Silverthorne for the eastbound tunnel closure at 10PM Tuesday night until 6AM Wednesday. Detour: US 6 Loveland Pass.