A USGS assessment has not been developed for Pine Gulch Fire.
– Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
– Burn severity
– Natural hazard resources
– Watershed and soil properties
– Debris flow hazard assessments and predictions
– Monitoring systems for saturation levels
– Weather influences and thresholds
will be available in coming weeks for community meetings for questions from affected landowners and the general community.
Flood after Fire
Residents No Name, Bair Ranch, and the Pine Gulch Fire burn areas are at risk of flash flood and may remain in pre-evacuation preparation for at least a two-year period.
Gather supplies in case of a storm, strengthen your home against damage, and review your insurance coverages.
Remember: it typically takes 30 days for a new flood insurance policy to go into effect, so get your policy now. Only flood insurance covers flood damage. Most standard homeowner’s policies do not cover flood damage.
Plan evacuation routes. Keep important papers in a safe, waterproof place. Conduct a home inventory; itemize and take pictures of possessions.
National Weather Service
Grizzly Creek Fire and Pine Gulch Fire weather
CDOT: Preparing travelers for I-70 in Glenwood Canyon (fall 2020)
Motorists should prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and safety closures due to debris flow and other weather-related events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. If there is moderate, heavy or extreme rain in Glenwood Canyon over the Grizzly Creek burn scar, it is very likely there will be a debris flow, mudslides or rockfall. In order to maintain safety on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, CDOT has a plan in place for protecting the traveling public when there could be a debris flow, mudslides or rockfall. View info on the flash floods tab below to prepare for flash floods.
Safety closures and how to plan ahead