Time Ticking to Comply with Floodplain Rules

By Chris Rundall, PE, LEED AP

civil-engineeringIn an effort to increase public safety and reduce flood losses across the state, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) issued new floodplain rules and regulations on January 14, 2011. These rules were built off the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rules to provide uniform standards for regulating floodplains and activities within them.

One of the more stringent criteria found in the CWCB rules concerns ...

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