Upcoming Cherry Creek Dam Public Meetings

From: Salak, Jennifer NWO <Jennifer.Salak@usace.army.mil>
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM
Subject: Upcoming Cherry Creek Dam Public Meetings (September 20-22, 2016)
To:

Good afternoon,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is hosting a series of public meetings to provide information on the current progress of the Cherry Creek Dam Safety Modification Study, including potential changes to the Water Control Plan, and to gather public input on the current suite of alternatives. Cherry Creek Dam, located in the Denver Metropolitan Area, has a hydrologic deficiency that could result in overtopping and failure during an extreme storm event. While the probability of such an event is low, the consequences would be high and as such requires these analyses.

The purpose of the Dam Safety Modification Study is to assess structural, operational and nonstructural long-term solutions to reduce the risk of overtopping at Cherry Creek Dam. The Water Control Plan Modification Study is evaluating the impacts of releasing more water from Cherry Creek Dam during extreme flooding events. Modifying the current Water Control Plan would be a near-term solution to partially reduce the risk of overtopping at the dam.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
Rooms 112/113 (Main Building)
10150 E. Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO 80111

. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Village Library
1500 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80222

. Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center
City Café
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

There will be a formal presentation at each public meeting followed by an open house. For more information about the Dam Safety Modification and Water Control Plan Modification Studies, visit
http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Planning-Projects/Cherry-Creek-DSMS/.

Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who might be interested in attending. For questions about the public meetings, please contact our Public Affairs Office at (402) 995-2417.

Jennifer Salak
Outreach Specialist
Planning Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
1616 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102
402-995-2680

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