Check out the new floodplain maps for Pueblo County May 24

Pueblo 1921 photo via http://
Pueblo 1921 photo via http://

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Preliminary flood maps for the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County will be available for public review at a meeting from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 24 at the city’s human resources conference room, 301 West B St.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand to discuss the maps, which will be used to determine flood insurance rates for Pueblo County property owners.

The meetings will look at changes in flood maps, explain flood hazards and review ordinances regarding the flood plains.

The preliminary maps reflect revised engineering in the last 10 years and are still subject to appeal. The Arkansas River, Fountain Creek, Lake Minnequa and several larger tributaries were included in the mapping.

The maps are available for public viewing on the city and county websites: and

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