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BOXELDER BASIN REGIONAL STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS


Last Updated:  January 4, 2013

"Boxelder/Coal Creek remains on the top 10 list of floodprone
watersheds for the State of Colorado, and is of high priority… to
mitigate the extensive threat from these waterways."

                          Kevin Houck, Colorado State Floodplain Manager


Welcome to the Boxelder Basin Regional Stormwater Improvements - a cooperative effort by three public agencies to address stormwater issues and reduce flood hazards in the Boxelder Creek Watershed area. Click on the tabs above for more information.

The Boxelder Creek Watershed encompasses more than 260 square miles and extends from southeast Fort Collins north into Wyoming. Large areas in unincorporated Larimer County, the entire Town of Wellington, a portion of the City of Fort Collins, and areas adjacent to the towns of Windsor and Timnath are included in this watershed.

The Boxelder Creek Watershed has a long history of flooding. More than 5,000 acres of land in the Boxelder Creek Watershed are in the floodplain. The floodplain restricts what can be done with a property, may require an owner to purchase flood insurance, and results in hundreds of homes, businesses, schools, etc, being at risk.

A stormwater Master Plan was completed to address the needs and identified three regional projects to reduce flood hazards in the basin. The projects will be constructed by the Boxelder Basin Regional Stormwater Authority, a cooperative effort by the City of Fort Collins, Town of Wellington, and Larimer County.

The first of the three projects, the Coal Creek Flood Mitigation Project was completed by Larimer County on behalf of the Authority. Click the tab above to access Coal Creek project information.

The remaining two projects will be constructed by the Authority. Click the tab above to access the Authority website.


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