Colorado

Apr 18, 2014 10:07 AM by Bob Grotenhuis

Boulder County Taking New Steps Against Flooding

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County commissioners are taking steps to get court-ordered access to six private properties where flood debris in stream channels poses potential hazards of renewed flooding and damage during spring runoff and heavy thunderstorms.

The county hadn't heard from the owners of those six properties since sending them and about 140 other property owners notices to take care of the hazards themselves or to grant the county and its contractors access to do the debris removal.

Property owners are being told that under Boulder County's Land Use Code they have 10 days to comply with the letters.

Property owners have said they need more time and money.

The September floods in northern and eastern Colorado killed nine people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.

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