Crawford, John P. (Crif) and Palmer, A.R. (Pete)

Crawford, John P. (Crif) and Palmer, A.R. (Pete)
Crawford, John P. 1929-, interviewee; Palmer, A.R. 1927-, interviewee; Ostrom, Christina, interviewer; McCutcheon, Liz, videographer;
Date Recorded:
January 19, 1015
Date digitized:
January 19, 2014
Length of interview:
52 minutes, 51 seconds

Crif Crawford and Pete Palmer, residents of the Frasier Meadows retirement community in Boulder, Colorado, present their findings of how and why the flood of September 2013 impacted the retirement community. Their unofficial investigation uncovers some unexpected information about the source of the flooding of Frasier Meadows and other areas that may impact future mitigation efforts. Crawford and Palmer also share personal stories from the experience.

Supplemental information for OH 1915, from narrator Pete Palmer:

“After the interview I talked with the Eldorado Springs fire chief at his station along the road into Eldorado Springs and just north of Doudy Draw.  He came to work about 6:30 or 7:00 on the night of the 13th and the Doudy Draw flash flood had already taken place and was receding, so my earlier information that the flood was at 10 PM was apparently wrong, and this made a lot more sense.  Further hiking along South Boulder Creek indicated that the Doudy Draw water seems to have gone heavily along the left side of the creek and diverted to ‘our’ flood before reaching the South Boulder Creek trailhead on Highway 93. Thus, it was a factor, after all.”

Frasier Meadows Retirement Community (Boulder, Colo.)
Natural disasters Colorado Boulder
Floods Colorado Boulder
Flooding Colorado Boulder
Emergency management Colorado Boulder
Floodplain management Colorado Boulder

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