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Flood 2013 Recovery Information

In September 2013, Larimer County experienced a substantial flooding event. This website contains resources and information related to long-term recovery of flood areas.

News and Updates

Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition (BTRRC)

Updated: Jul. 22
July 31 is the third in a series of master planning meetings that the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition is holding for landowners and other stakeholders to provide input into the master planning process and share with the Coalition their most important concerns about long-term river restoration. Preliminary recommendations for restoration and design plans will be presented and stakeholders will be encouraged to provide feedback. Detailed information »

Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition (LTWRC)

Updated: Jul. 22
Stay up-to-date with LTWRC meetings and funding information. Learn more »

Neighborhood Reconstruction Updates

Updated: Jul. 15
So far, Larimer County Engineering has produced four Reconstruction Update newsletters to inform people of reconstruction work happening in the Pinewood Springs, Buckhorn Canyon Road, Drake to Glen Haven, and Big Elk Meadows area. View Reconstruction Updates »

Mountain Outreach Team July newsletter

Updated: Jul. 3
View the July newsletter from the Mountain Outreach Team.

New Big Thompson survey benchmarks now available

Updated: Jun. 18
Larimer County has set two new survey bench marks in the Glen Haven and Drake area. This will be valuable information for property owners and surveyors working in the canyon.

Agricultural Flood Recovery Grant Application Workshop

Updated: Jun. 5
Do you own an agricultural business that was affected by the September 2013 flood? The Colorado Department of Agriculture will be hosting a June 11, 2014 Application Workshop at The Ranch (Larimer County) to assist agricultural businesses with completing their grant application, which has a deadline of June 17, 2014. More information »

If you would like personal assistance with your application or to know whether you meet the requirements to apply for the grant, Lara Duran is holding office hours at the Larimer County Extension office each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the month of June. Schedule an appointment with Lara »

Sand bags now located at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Updated: Jun. 2
The free sand bag location in Estes Park has moved from Fish Hatchery Road to the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Sand bags will no longer be delivered to the Fish Hatchery Road location.

Please enter the fairgrounds gates from Community Drive and then turn left. Sand bags are available in the southeast portion of the fairgrounds, while supplies last. Gates will remain open. Another delivery may be made by tomorrow.

Please consider your neighbors—take only the number of sand bags you need. More information »

Operation Sandbag needs Volunteers

Updated: May 29
SERVE 6.8 has set a goal of filling 30,000 bags this weekend. Volunteers are needed to make this happen. There are 6 shifts available at the Larimer County Ranch to help fill sandbags. Sign up

Fish Creek restoration and reconstruction

Updated: May 23
Two flood recovery projects are underway in the Fish Creek corridor, with the long-term goal of restoring public infrastructure and increasing health and resiliency of the stream corridor. More information »

Volunteers needed every Saturday to fill sandbags

Updated: May 22
SERVE 6.8 has partnered with the American Red Cross and Larimer County to fill sandbags for the flood and fire survivors. We need as many volunteers as possible to make as many sandbags as we can to protect our community against spring runoff. Join us at the Ranch, Budweiser Event Center, every Saturday through July 19 (except on May 31) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. to volunteer and make sandbags. Lunch is provided. Don't forget to bring sun screen, closed toe shoes, and water! Sign up »

Mold Remediation and Drywall Installation Workshop – May 28

Updated: May 19
This hands on workshop is for any homeowners recovering from the floods and will cover mold remediation and drywall installation. It will be tailored to recovery after the Colorado floods. View flyer »

Updated: Disposal of flood debris at the Larimer County Landfill

Updated: May 13
Information regarding the disposal of flood debris at the Larimer County Landfill has been updated. View the news release »

Larimer County Will Begin Demolishing Six Homes

Updated: May 6
Larimer County will begin demolishing six homes seriously damaged by the 2013 flood on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, with the first home in the Big Thompson canyon posing the greatest risk of being washed downstream, causing further damage, as waters rise. More information »

Bioengineering for Bank Stabilization

Updated: Apr. 21
Bioengineering for bank stabilization means incorporating living and dead trees into the materials used to build up eroded riverbanks as opposed to riprap, which is rocks. It's not just boulders, true riprap rock has a certain specific gravity and is quarried to have angles so it has more of a grip when pummeled by floodwater. But bioengineering is more resilient, and better for the riparian ecosystem. More information »

Flood debris pick-up program ends May 10

Updated: Apr. 9
The Larimer County right-of-way debris program is ending on May 10. To fully utilize this program, please remove debris as soon as possible. You may contact the debris hotline to schedule a pick up at (970) 498-7140. For questions, please contact Lori Hodges at (970) 498-7147.

Larimer County, Red Cross, SERVE 6.8, Collaborate to Provide Sandbag Protection

Updated: Apr. 8
Larimer county is working in collaboration with the American Red Cross and SERVE 6.8 to provide free, filled sandbags to flood and fire survivors. Learn more »

Flood survivor support group meeting

Updated: Mar. 24
The Mountain Outreach Team is hosting support meetings for flood survivors throughout April 2014. Learn more »

American Red Cross Flood App Can Save Lives

Updated: Mar. 20
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. The American Red Cross developed its new Flood App to help save lives and reduce losses from floods and flash floods. Learn more »

Tax tips for disaster survivors

Updated: Mar. 17
United Policyholders' most recent survivor tip publication regarding disaster income tax filing. This document is a distillation of the February disaster tax workshops that were facilitated along the front range of Colorado. Please note this is intended simply as a "heads up" tip sheet and that the rules and guidelines on this subject are lengthy and complex. View tips »

Latest Larimer County Transportation Bulletin released - road repair information

Updated: Mar. 7
Flood recovery work continues in numerous areas around the County. View bulletin

Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Program Approved

Updated: Mar. 12
There is a high probability that homes and other structures damaged in the 2013 flood, unless removed or repaired, maybe washed downstream by high water during spring runoff or during subsequent high rainfall events. These structures have the potential to cause serious secondary flooding, threats to public health, and damage to improved property including damage to newly repaired or replaced roads and bridges. More information »

Spring Runoff Awareness 2014

Updated: Mar. 6

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