“It’s a very real threat,” say city staff about need for flood planning along Boulder’s Edgewood Drive

Dennis Bashlane holds a photo of a fox who he says lives behind his home on Edgewood Drive in Boulder

In Boulder, city staff presented preliminary flood mitigation plans to a crowd of around 70 people on Wednesday evening. The meeting comes close to six months after a controversial City Council decision to support the development of the flood mitigation project plan running along the Goose Creek wildlife corridor in central Boulder. Many who live along Goose Creek say the city has failed to get input from residents about how the plan could impact their homes or a beloved urban wildlife corridor. KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon attended the meeting and told us about how it went.

Ivonne Olivas and Fraziska Stangl contributed to this reporting. 

Boulder city staff show a photo of the floodplains in North Boulder
Boulder officials show an aerial photo of Boulder in 1938 before much of the present-day city was developed.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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