2013 Colorado Flood Forum


The 2013 Colorado Flood Forum was held February 27, 2014 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. The purpose of the forum was to discuss the response and recovery efforts of agencies and communities resulting from the September flooding events in northeast Colorado. The morning focused on the risk, forecasting and historical significance of the storm and the initial response from affected communities. Lunch included a program on integrated flood management. The afternoon focused on the recovery efforts still underway and resiliency of Colorado communities looking forward. Available presentations have been catalogued below. We sincerely thank everyone involved in bringing this valuable forum to reality.


Boulder Daily Camera Article about the Forum


Welcome - Brian Varrella - CASFM Chair


Morning Sessions (Click to download)

Risk & Response -
Moderator: Dave Bennetts UDFCD

Nolan Doesken Colorado Climate Center

Nezette Rydell National Weather Service

Kevin Houck CWCB

Bob Kimbrough USGS

Bill McCormick DWR, Dam Safety


Panel Session

Mike Chard Boulder County OEM

Thuy Patton CWCB

Pat Dougherty City of Arvada

Kevin Stewart UDFCD


Lunch - Neil Grigg CSU (Integrated Flood Management)


Afternoon Sessions (Click to download)

Recovery & Resiliency -
Moderator: Shea Thomas UDFCD

Keith Sheaffer CDOT

Sean Cronin St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District

Steve Gunderson CDPHE

Michael Gease FEMA

Kim Newcomer Slate Communications

Iain Hyde COEM


Panel Session

Kurt Bauer City of Boulder

Frank Lancaster Town of Estes Park

Dave Skuodas - UDFCD

Mark Glidden CH2M Hill


A National Perspective

Chad Berginnis ASFPM