As described in "Black water," our March 20 cover story, flooding off the Waldo Canyon burn scar is expected to be dangerous and destructive. But a lot of people in the community are working to alleviate risks as much as possible.
That in mind, here are a few efforts to keep an eye on:
Door-to-door flood awareness campaign: The city of Colorado Springs and AspenPointe will distribute a flood-preparedness brochure and other tools to high flood-risk neighborhoods. Volunteers will drop packets on porches throughout the month.
Post-fire flood risk meetings: Want to learn more about your flood risk? Head to a community meeting. The current schedule is as follows.
• Green Mountain Falls area: Monday, April 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road
• Cascade area: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road
• Pleasant Valley neighborhood: Thursday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Glen Eyrie Castle Great Hall, 3820 N. 30th St.
• Manitou Springs: Monday, April 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
• Manitou Springs: Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
Free sandbag distribution day: If you are in a high-flood risk area on the west side, you can get free filled sandbags on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless building, located at 2424 W. Garden of the Gods Road.