BOULDER - The City of Boulder today provided FEMA with a preliminary damage assessment stemming from the storms and floods that started on Sept. 11.
Citywide, the total released today amounts to $48,910,000, although the city has communicated with FEMA that some infrastructure is still under water or covered by debris and cannot be assessed at this time.
The following chart provides a more specific breakdown:
• Open Space and Mountain Parks: $17,670,000
• Parks and Recreation: $2,390,000
• Utilities: Water: $3,300,000
• Utilities: Wastewater: $2,500,000
• Utilities: Stormwater/Flood: $13,850,000
• Transportation: $6,000,000
• Facilities and Asset Management: $3,200,000
Preliminary Damage Assessment Total: $48,910,000
OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS
Approximately 64 percent, or 93 miles of the 145 miles of trails within the OSMP system have significant to severe damage. Estimates include repair, restoration and/or replacement of trails, ecology, water delivery infrastructure and fencing.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Approximately 34 percent, or 35 of the 98 parks and recreation facilities have significant damage. Estimates include repair, restoration and/or replacement of facilities, structures, playgrounds, multi-use fields and courts, and paths.
Damage estimates include the restoration of erosion that is jeopardizing water delivery pipelines and access roads to critical water infrastructure.
Damage estimates include inspecting and cleaning 25 percent of the approximate 400 miles of pipe in the storm sewer system.
Damage estimates include inspecting and cleaning 100 percent of the approximate 160 miles of pipe in the storm sewer system. Damage estimates include the reconstruction of improved drainageway features, which will require the removal of vast amounts of sediment and debris.
Approximately 1 percent or three miles of the roads, citywide, have been damaged. There are approximately 300 miles of roads that exist within the City of Boulder. It is estimated that approximately 20 percent, or 60 miles of the roads, were covered in debris.
The City of Boulder has 60 miles of bike path within the city limits. Approximately, 15 percent, or nine miles, of the path was damaged, based on preliminary estimates.
FACILITIES AND ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT (FAM): BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
Eighty-four percent or 306 of the 365 buildings and structures have been assessed. Utility and parking structures still require assessment. Of those 306 assets, approximately 35, or 9 percent are estimated to have damage.
The city will be coordinating closely with county, state and federal authorities to ensure that repair work is conducted properly and in accordance with FEMA reimbursement and quality guidelines. The city appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with our partners and the community's patience.
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