1. Community Engagement

    Throughout Project

  2. Plan

    Q1-Q4 2020

  3. Design

    Q1 2021 - Q1 2022

  4. Implement

    Q2/Q3 2022

Completion Date
Current Phase

Project Overview

The Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan is the guiding policy document for Boulder's Stormwater and Flood Utility.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan is to improve the management of stormwater to help protect people, places, property and ecosystems in the City of Boulder in a way that builds resilience and is consistent with community values.

We Want to Hear From You

If you would like to speak at the next Community Working Group (CWG) meeting or if you have a question/comment for the group or project team, please fill out the form below.

Latest Update

The next Community Working Group Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, August 13, 2021 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. Information on how to join the meeting will be posted 24-hours prior to the start of the meeting. Click here if you are interested in signing up to speak at the CWG meeting. Public comments are taken at the beginning of each meeting.

City Council approved the current Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan in 2004, and the Stormwater Master Plan was adopted in 2017. The Flood Management Overview provides important information regarding the city's flood history and risk as well as the various components of the city's flood management program.

In 2020, the city started a project to update the 2004 Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan. The master planning efforts will include a public process to gather ideas and feedback from the community. The Mile High Flood District will also contribute funding and assistance. Tetra Tech has been hired as a consultant on the project.

Flood and Stormwater Community Working Group

The city has recruited community members to participate in a Community Working Group (CWG) to provide feedback on project information at various stages of the master plan update. Thanks to all who applied to serve on the CWG. Final CWG selection was made with the goal of including a diversity of participants from various geographic locations, professional and non-technical backgrounds, renters, property owners, individuals with previous committee experience as well as those new to serving, and with diversity in age, race and gender. We were impressed with the caliber of the applications received. Although we could not take everyone who applied, we encourage all to participate in other forthcoming engagement opportunities. We sincerely appreciate your time and interest!

Members of the CWG will:

  • Identify and examine issues related to the stormwater and flood management utility;
  • Provide feedback on information prepared by city staff to ensure it is understandable, complete, and aligns with community goals;
  • Provide advice on community outreach strategies;
  • Help share information and gather feedback and input from other community members;
  • Attend meetings, walkabouts, and webinars; and
  • Participate at public events and meetings for WRAB and Council.

Community Working Group Members

  • ‚ÄčAna Casa - Community Connector
  • Ann Quenzer
  • Bruce Feinberg
  • Clancy Phillipsborn
  • Dylan Blaskey
  • Elizabeth Black
  • Elizabeth Payton
  • George Craft
  • Joan Lutz
  • Laurel Hodory
  • Lillian Hoodes
  • Mar Matlak - Community Connector
  • Mark Squillace
  • Matt Benjamin
  • Paul Wallick
  • Philip Michael
  • Richard Pautch
  • Steve Pomerance
  • Tim Holbrook
  • Ted Rose - WRAB representative