Know Which Creek Affects You

Matt Meister, Chief Meteorologist, m.meister@krdo.com
POSTED: 04:45 PM MDT Aug 23, 2012    UPDATED: 05:52 PM MDT Aug 23, 2012 

Several drainage basins are affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire and every one of them that has its headwaters, or origins, within the burn is at a greatly elevated risk to flash flooding, mud and debris flows. Here are descriptions of the creek paths in Colorado Springs according to the city.

In addition, heavily burned hillsides and areas below them along with Majestic Drive and Majestic Park are at elevated risk due to the extreme temperatures at which they burned.

Southern areas of the Waldo Canyon Fire also have the Fountain Creek drainage basin and its headwaters at risk of flooding and mudslides/debris flows.