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HomeThe SAINT VRAIN RIVER - LIABILITY OR ASSET?The SAINT VRAIN RIVER - a THREAT or UNTAPPED ASSET to LONGMONT?
The SAINT VRAIN RIVER - a THREAT or UNTAPPED ASSET to LONGMONT?

The SAINT VRAIN - an overhanging threat and liability  .... or and tremendous untapped resource and asset to Longmont?

WELCOME to CAMPAIGN SAINT VRAIN.com.  That question is what this site attempts to address. The floodplain of the St. Vrain River widens to over 20 times its historic, natural width in places, due to man-made developments.  This 2,000% increase in floodplain width then flows through an area largely zoned commercial-industrial, threatening water quality, life safety, and the very economy of Longmont.

Restoration of the floodplain back to historic floodway widths will require investment: - of time, money, and most of all - vision, leadership, and citizen involvement.  Doing nothing a a road to ruin.  A 100 year flood is GUARANTEED to happen, it is only a question of when.  Hundreds of other cities throughout the country have discovered that re-inventing their river corridors doesn't cost...... it pays!   Cities have found new life in re-purposing their river corridors with respect to economic development, recreation, downtown, tourism, City "brand", overall quality of life, and much more.   What shape this will take in Longmont is up to you, the citizens.  Please poke around this website a bit, engage others in conversation, and get involved locally.  You can make a difference.

 

PS.... this website is currently unfunded, and the site hosted as a community service, so thank you for your patience with our fledgling efforts!

 

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