Description: The Boulder Flood Mural is designed to be an interactive art piece that incorporates several key messages about flood safety in Boulder. There is a ruler that indicates the different flood levels Boulder may experience including the 2-year, 5-year, 10-year, 25-year, historic Sept 2013 flood, 50-year and 100-year floods. Within each of these different recurrence intervals, there is a fact about flood awareness in Boulder. Key messages include:

  • Keep debris and trash out of streams and ditches
  • What does a ‘flood year’ mean and its probability
  • Boulder is #1 flash flood risk community in Colorado
  • What to do in the event in a flood (move to higher ground and don’t drive through floodwaters)

Flood Type: Flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Year: 2017
Author/Creator: City of Boulder, the Friends of Martin Acres
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: In-person
Resource Type: Other
Language: English