Hazard Mitigation Plan

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Why does the City assess natural hazards? 
As an Arvada resident, you may be familiar with the natural hazards we face as a community. Floods, winter storms, wildfires, and more are part of life in the Front Range of Colorado. By identifying our hazard risk, assessing our vulnerability, and strategizing actions for addressing these natural hazards, the community will be more resilient to them.

The City of Arvada is preparing for these hazards by participating in the Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan
This plan is a multi-jurisdictional, ongoing effort that is updated every 5 years. In 2021, a multi-departmental team from the City helped create the latest update to the plan.

As part of the process, the team asked for your input on Speak Up. Themes that emerged in our Speak Up survey included the need for flood mitigation along Ralston and Van Bibber Creek, as well as concerns about climate change. To address these concerns, the team included specific actions in the plan to address flood mitigation along Ralston and Van Bibber Creek, and approached climate change as an ever-present concern throughout the plan because of its likelihood to exacerbate many natural hazard events. 

The final Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available to the public
The final 2021 Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan, including a section specific to Arvada, has been approved by FEMA. In the plan, you will find a detailed assessment of our City's unique risks as well as our specific mitigation strategy. You can read the plan on Jefferson County's website

Now that the plan has been updated, the City of Arvada has appointed City team members to an advisory body created by Jefferson County to implement and monitor the strategies outlined in the plan. Thank you to our residents who took the time to provide feedback and help make Arvada a safer and more resilient City!

Why does the City assess natural hazards? 
As an Arvada resident, you may be familiar with the natural hazards we face as a community. Floods, winter storms, wildfires, and more are part of life in the Front Range of Colorado. By identifying our hazard risk, assessing our vulnerability, and strategizing actions for addressing these natural hazards, the community will be more resilient to them.

The City of Arvada is preparing for these hazards by participating in the Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan
This plan is a multi-jurisdictional, ongoing effort that is updated every 5 years. In 2021, a multi-departmental team from the City helped create the latest update to the plan.

As part of the process, the team asked for your input on Speak Up. Themes that emerged in our Speak Up survey included the need for flood mitigation along Ralston and Van Bibber Creek, as well as concerns about climate change. To address these concerns, the team included specific actions in the plan to address flood mitigation along Ralston and Van Bibber Creek, and approached climate change as an ever-present concern throughout the plan because of its likelihood to exacerbate many natural hazard events. 

The final Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available to the public
The final 2021 Jefferson County Hazard Mitigation Plan, including a section specific to Arvada, has been approved by FEMA. In the plan, you will find a detailed assessment of our City's unique risks as well as our specific mitigation strategy. You can read the plan on Jefferson County's website

Now that the plan has been updated, the City of Arvada has appointed City team members to an advisory body created by Jefferson County to implement and monitor the strategies outlined in the plan. Thank you to our residents who took the time to provide feedback and help make Arvada a safer and more resilient City!

Consultation has concluded. Thank you for participating!