Accession Number:

ADA617472

Title:

Final Independent External Peer Review Report, Cache la Poudre at Greeley, Colorado General Investigation Feasibility Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The Cache la Poudre River at Greeley, Colorado General Investigation Feasibility Study is being undertaken to determine and evaluate alternatives related to flood risk management FRM and ecosystem restoration ER within the Cache la Poudre River near Greeley, Colorado. Preliminary project costs are in the range of 35 to 50M. The Cache la Poudre study reach is located in and around Greeley on the high plains of northeastern Colorado as noted in Figure 1. The Cache la Poudre River is a left bank tributary to the South Platte River and rises in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains before exiting onto the plains at Ft. Collins, upstream of Greeley. While the main stem of the Cache la Poudre is considered a wild and scenic river in the Rocky Mountains, irrigation and gravel mining have impacted the river between Ft. Collins and its confluence with the South Platte near Greeley. Flooding has been a major problem in Greeley, with the most recent damaging flood occurring in 1999. An even more damaging flood occurred in 1983.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE