“We have completed the Big Thompson Wildfire/Watershed Assessment. The assessment follows a procedure prescribed by the Colorado Watershed Protection Data Refinement Work Group titled “Protecting Critical Watersheds in Colorado from Wildfire: A Technical Approach to Watershed Assessment and Prioritization”. See Watershed Wildfire Protection Group for more information.
The Big Thompson Wildfire/Watershed Assessment identifies, prioritizes, and recommends measures to protect those watersheds that provide or convey critical community water supplies from the adverse effects of post-wildfire hydrologic changes, including flooding, erosion, debris flows, and deposition. We also completed an opportunities and constraints analysis to identify potential next steps for watershed protection.”