Designing Flood Resiliency
The power of water is still a vivid memory for many who experienced the Front Range Flood in 2013. Immediately following the flood, communities mobilized to bring people back to their homes and quickly repair flood damages. However, resiliency to future floods requires comprehensive planning and public education. Cecily Mui will share with you some of the long term flood recovery and resiliency efforts communities have taken to minimize future flood damages. These techniques include bioengineering, floodplain benching, and overflow channels. These recovery efforts also create opportunities to repair river systems that have long been impaired.
Cecily Mui is the Watershed Coordinator at the Saint Vrain Watershed Coalition. There she uses her skills in natural areas management and restoration to manage and facilitate flood recovery projects.
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