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1 CFM REVIEW COURSE September 30, 2014 Vail, CO

2 CFM PURPOSE The primary goal of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM Program) is to help reduce the nation s flood losses and protect and enhance the natural resources and functions of its floodplains by improving the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States

3 SCHEDULE Floods and Floodplain Management National Flood Insurance program NFIP Flood Studies and Maps Changes to NFIP studies and Maps NFIP Floodplain Management requirements Additional regulatory measures Ordinance Administration Substantial improvement and Substantial damage Flood Insurance and Floodplain Management Disaster Operations and Hazard Mitigation

4 ACRONYMS BFE Base flood elevation FHBM Flood Hazard Boundary Map FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map FIS Flood Insurance Study NFIP National flood Insurance Program SFHA Special Flood Hazard Area LOMA Letter of Map Amendment LOMR Letter of Map Revision CLOMR Conditional Letter of Map Revision

5 WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Flooding is by far the most costly natural disaster!

6 FLOOD WATERS ARE SWIFT, POWERFUL AND COLD. And can damage property and harm people.

7 DAMAGE CAN AFFECT BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT AND LAND. Autos float in 18 inches of water.

8 AND HARM MAY RESULT IN DEATH, BY Drowning Automobile Flotation Bludgeoning Electrocution, Fire and Disease People can be swept away in shallow water and float in 4 feet of water.

9 And remember, there is also potential for great storms, such as Big Thompson flooding in That lead to the creation of this warning sign.

10 WHY ARE COMMUNITIES AT RISK FROM FLOODING? 29 th Street Most cities developed next to creeks and rivers. Folsom Field 29 th Street Growth near waterways continues to encroach into floodplains. Folsom Field

11 FLOODPLAIN CONCERNS AND TRENDS Flood losses continue to increase nationally. Floodplain encroachments continue to occur (at an increasing rate). Nationally, 30% of flood damages occur outside the 100-year floodplain. Human-made flood control improvements and structures are vulnerable to extreme flooding events that exceed design capabilities.

12 FLOODPLAIN CONCERNS AND TRENDS Costs for structural mitigation outpace available funds, and government can t continue to sustain funding flood recovery and structural mitigation costs. People should be held more accountable for protecting themselves and preventing adverse flood impacts. There is a national trend to recognize and preserve the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.

13 COLORADO FLOOD HISTORY: A PHOTO JOURNEY. Cherry Creek

14

15 Boulder Creek

16 Eldorado Springs Resort South Boulder Creek

17 South Platte

18 Baseline and Foothills Parkway South Boulder Road Looking West South Boulder Creek Thunderbird Lane at the Meadows Center

19 BOULDER CREEK

20 Bear Canyon Creek Table Mesa Drive Near Broadway Table Mesa Exxon in Since Acquired for Broadway Underpass Bear Canyon Creek in Martin Park 1969

21 Big Thompson

22 Lawn Lake Dam Break St. Vrain River

23 Ouray North Fork, Gunnison River

24 Animas River

25 Buffalo Creek

26 Near Sterling

27

28 FORT COLLINS

29 Spring Creek

30 Manitou Springs

31 Fountain Creek Arkansas River at Fountain Creek

32 La Junta

33 Manitou Springs

34 EXAMPLES OF COLORADO FLOOD EVENTS Decade Event Damages Deaths 1910 s Cherry Creek in Denver $161 million s Arkansas River at Pueblo $1.02 billion s Monument Creek $69 million s Purgatoire River at Trinidad $48 million s South Platte River in Denver $2.95 billion s Big Thompson Canyon $114 million s Fort Collins, Sterling, Lower Arkansas River 2000 s No major disasters, but damages 2010 s Post-wildfire flooding September 2013 $518 million 6 $2.9 billion 8 Since 1900, the AVERAGE annual flood losses in Colorado is over $50 million. 300 lives have been lost.

35 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT CONTACTS CO NFIP State Coordinator Jamie Prochno FEMA Region VIII Matthew Buddie ASFPM Brian Varella

36 OTHER HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION Maps FEMA web site ASFPM web site CASFM web site

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