July 10, 2015 03:00

Cities Join Force To Manage Stormwater

Flooding Stock

The cities of Pueblo and Colorado Springs in Colorado are partnering up to battle stormwater. The biggest issue they want to address is flooding on Fountain Creek. Some residents have lost as many as ten acres of land, due to insufficient stormwater management and flooding in the area.

The mayor for Colorado Springs wants to re-start funding for stormwater management by putting $19 million a year towards the project; funding was originally cut for the project in 2010. “We have an obligation to the folks in Pueblo to do the best job we can to mitigate those impacts on Fountain Creek,” the mayor said.

According to the assistant city manager for stormwater, the official plan is to rebuild and clean affected areas in October, when the flood season has ended. Issues include damages embankments, debris piles, and ruined trails. 

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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