With the help of University of Colorado Denver students, as well as countless hours from local volunteers, the Lyons Recovery Action Plan has been redesigned with colorful images, painting the story of the devastation of the flood, and the community uniting together to rebuild the Town.
An updated Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative. The master planning process is an open and collaborative effort among public agencies, property owners, ditch companies, stakeholders, and the public. Visit www.bouldercountycreekplan.org to find out how you can participate.
Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative Update.pdf
The following is the revised list of events for the Town of Lyons' One Year Strong Anniversary. The week-long festivities will kick-off Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm, and come to a close on Sunday, September 14 at 8pm. Please join the Town of Lyons as we celebrate the first year of recovery successes after the September 11, 2013 flood.
The following compiled documents are the result of an intense community planning process which began in mid-December 2013, a mere three months after the flood waters hit Lyons, and was carried out in January-February 2014. Hundreds of citizens engaged in the process, from attending Town Hall meetings to more intense commitments as members of Recovery Working Groups that met weekly to develop and refine objectives and project ideas. The Town of Lyons received technical and facilitation support from the FEMA community planning team, the State's Department of Local Affairs, Natural Capitalism Solutions Inc., and the University of Colorado at Denver. This plan lays the framework for Lyons to build back stronger and more resilient in the future. It reflects out intentions for the Lyons of tomorrow, and it represents our ability to come together as a community to chart our course to recovery.
During the upcoming multi-day rain storm event, please check the storm drains near you and remove any built up debris to allow for as much drainage as possible. This includes removing the large stones from all storm drain inlets. Many cul de sacs have rocks placed in front of the inlets to prevent kids from falling in them, but the Town will need all storage capacity available if 1” or more of rain falls today and tomorrow, as predicted by the National Weather Service.
It is unlikely the river will rise enough from this rain event to flood, but there could be localized flooding due to the large amount of rain expected with this storm. If you need sandbags, bags and sand are available at the Lyons Fire Station #1, 251 Main Street.