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Sep 29, 2012 11:38 PM by Juice Godfrey

Working to reduce flooding risk

Once again, sandbags were being filled near the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Saturday The Coalition for the Upper South Platte held a workshop to help people protect their homes from continued flooding.

The hands on experience was a chance for volunteers to fill sandbags and build a diversion wall around a house. Theresa Springer with CUSP says that it's more than just filling sandbags up and throwing them in a pile. The construction of the wall with alternating layers and no continuous seams will help protect property.

CUSP tells us that flooding is going to be a major concern for many years around the burn scar area. There will have to be continued maintenance of flood protection measures during that time.

Ace Construction was on hand today to lend a hand, but Theresa says that they are in need of more volunteers all the time.

If you would like to donate your time, or would like CUSP to evaluate your flooding risk, call them at 719.748.0033 or click here.

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