As we prepare for flooding season, the city just released the findings of a study focused on specific problem areas and how to manage debris.
The study identified four major watersheds that are impacted. Those four are Fountain Creek, Camp Creek, Douglas Creek and West Monument Creek.
We’ve seen how quickly floods can move tons of debris and the devastation they can leave behind. In today’s meeting, officials discussed several different ways the problem areas could be mitigated.
The city of Colorado Springs recently announced more than $7 million in emergency watershed protection funds will be used on private property and nearly $9 million on public lands.
The Department Of Emergency Management says the mitigation work will be extensive, but we're told that work has already begun.
In collaboration with Pueblo County and the city of Pueblo, Colorado Springs will spend nearly $46 million stormwater control projects.
The study came at a cost of $425,000 - $50,000 of that total was paid by the city of Colorado Springs.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.