This plan lays the framework for Lyons to build back stronger and more resilient in the future. It reflects the community's intentions for the Lyons of tomorrow, and it represents the strength and resilience our ability to come together as a community to chart our course to recovery.
After more than a year, NCS, with guidance from a broad stakeholder group, including oversight from the Sustainable Futures Commission, has finalized the LESAP, and on March 2, 2015 the Board of Trustees, approved the resolution to adopt the LESAP.
The BOT also approved the submittable of a Boulder County Sustainability Grant, which would fund an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position to help administer the Plan.
The St. Vrain Creek Watershed Master Plan plan presents conceptual channel alignments and other strategies to reduce flood risk and restore the creek’s ecological functions. While the majority of the recommended projects in the master plan are unfunded, the plan will be used by agencies and other stakeholders to seek funding to continue recovery from the September 2013 flood.
The development of the St. Vrain Creek Watershed Master Plan was supported in part by the Lyons Watershed Advisory Board, which sunset in 2018. Click here to review the Watershed Advisory Board's previous records and activity.
This plan updates a previous plan completed in April 1998. In addition to the basic updates of that plan, this plan modernizes the techniques used for runoff determination at various storm events, introduces concepts of updated codes and standards, water quality treatment of runoff, identifies areas at risk for flooding or inundation during various runoff events, identifies large scale capital improvement costs for the major runoff basins, identifies alternatives that could be considered in developed and undeveloped areas of the Town and adjacent unincorporated areas of Boulder County, and other important elements of a storm water master plan.
2016 Lyons Stormwater Master Plan >>
1998 Lyons Drainage Master Plan >>