Nearly $2 Million Approved For Flood Mitigation In Manitou Springs

The El Paso County Commissioners approved nearly $2 million for flood mitigation projects in Manitou Springs.

The city is still recovering from massive flooding last summer, and is now trying to get ready for the next flood season. The city is at an increased risk of flooding because of the burn scar in the hillside left over from the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Manitou city leaders say they will use the money to clean up sediment and create a concrete channel within Williams Creek. The project is expected to cost approximately $3.8 million.

Just last week CDOT finished a project on Highway 24 to keep flood water and debris off the road.