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Colorado Silver Jackets

The Colorado Silver Jackets team is an interagency partnership dedicated to finding long-term solutions for Colorado's flood risk management.

Mission Statement

Through an intergovernmental team of State and Federal agencies, a collaborative process will:

  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat, vulnerability and consequences of floods in Colorado;
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve flood risk issues and recommend mitigation measures;
  • Foster leveraging of available agency resources and information;
  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach;
  • Improve upon comprehensive regional flood risk management strategies; and
  • Integrate mitigation measures and recovery actions

Team Activities

Completed Projects

Estes Park Nonstructural Assessment

A nonstructural assessment has been conducted in support of the USACE-Omaha District Silver Jackets Program, to assess the flood risk within the Town of Estes Park. The objective of this assessment was to identify the opportunity for potential nonstructural mitigation measures.

Estes Park Nonstructural Assessment Report (pdf, 17.0 MB)

Brush & Sterling Nonstructural Assessment

A nonstructural assessment has been conducted in support of the USACE-Omaha District Silver Jackets Program, to assess the flood risk within the communities of Brush and Sterling. The objective of this assessment was to identify the opportunity for potential nonstructural mitigation measures.

Brush_Sterling_NS_Report.pdf

Ice Jam Mitigation Workshops

1 - CRREL Ice Engineering Introduction.pdf

2 - River Ice Processes.pdf

3 - CO ice jams and IJDB.pdf

4 - Ice Jam Mitigation.pdf

5 - River Ice Observer Training.pdf

Ice Jam modeling.pdf

For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Email, 402-995-2348

Related Links

Charter

 Colorado Charter March 2013 (pdf, 645 KB)

Colorado Flood Risk Management

 Colorado Hazard Mapping website

Floodstage Newsletter

Floodstage March 2019.pdf