A public information meeting will be held on March 14, 2011 at Sterling Middle School, located at 1177 Pawnee Avenue, Sterling, CO, 80751. The objective of this meeting is to provide the public with information attained from the project scoping phase of the Pawnee Creek Flood Control Project. This meeting will be an open house where the public can speak directly with key people involved in the study to answer questions and discuss the information collected. Informational tables will be accessible from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. A brief, informational presentation and question and answer session will be held at 7:30 PM. The District is very interested in ideas and input from any interested citizens or organizations. Input will be used to help the District select a preferred course of action to protect the citizens of Logan County from future Pawnee Creek floods.
The District’s Engineer, W. W. Wheeler and Associates, Inc., is nearing the completion of the project scoping phase of the project. The first phase of work has involved development of a comprehensive hydrology model of the Pawnee Creek watershed, data collection and review, flood control alternatives analysis, facilitation of stakeholder meetings, and preparation of a Phase I report.
Pawnee Creek is a large, uncontrolled watershed that drains more than 733 square miles from Pawnee Buttes to its confluence with the South Platte River near Atwood. Pawnee Creek is generally dry and its channel is more than a mile wide in many places, but the creek narrows near Atwood to a more confined channel that is susceptible to major flooding. The Pawnee Creek watershed has produced extreme floods about every 30 years and the last major flood occurred in 1997. During the 1997 storm, flood waters overflowed the Pawnee Creek bank near the Highway 14 crossing of Pawnee Creek causing nearly $20 million in damages to the City of Sterling, the Town of Atwood, and rural areas of Logan County. The 1997 flood damaged about 1,400 residences, 200 businesses, and nearly 14,000 acres of agricultural land.
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