Margaret D. LeCompte: An ill-conceived plan at CU South

Boulder residents need to fight ill-conceived plans by the Boulder City Council and the University of Colorado to mitigate flood threats in south Boulder. All over south Boulder, neighborhood organizations are protesting the implementation of alternative D, a vague, flawed plan for a three-story dam along U.S. 36 that deludes residents who think it will protect them.

The cheapest, quickest, most effective solution for protection of lives and property in south Boulder is to restore the entire 308 acres of CU’s south campus to open space, remove the illegal berm that CU built around its perimeter so that floodwaters could once again be absorbed into the ponds and streams therein, and use the mined-out quarry in its center as a detention pond to slow down floodwaters. This solution has been proposed by citizen groups for years, would take only 2-3 years, and would not cost tens of millions of dollars.

Source: Margaret D. LeCompte: An ill-conceived plan at CU South – Boulder Daily Camera