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Getting ready for the rain near the Waldo burn scar 

A lot of locals are working to alleviate flood risks; here are a few efforts to keep an eye on

As described in "Black water," our March 20 cover story, flooding off the Waldo Canyon burn scar is expected to be dangerous and destructive. But a lot of people in the community are working to alleviate risks as much as possible.

That in mind, here are a few efforts to keep an eye on:

Door-to-door flood awareness campaign: The city of Colorado Springs and AspenPointe will distribute a flood-preparedness brochure and other tools to high flood-risk neighborhoods. Volunteers will drop packets on porches throughout the month.

Post-fire flood risk meetings: Want to learn more about your flood risk? Head to a community meeting. The current schedule is as follows.

• Green Mountain Falls area: Monday, April 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road

• Cascade area: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road

• Pleasant Valley neighborhood: Thursday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Glen Eyrie Castle Great Hall, 3820 N. 30th St.

• Manitou Springs: Monday, April 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.

• Manitou Springs: Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.

Free sandbag distribution day: If you are in a high-flood risk area on the west side, you can get free filled sandbags on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless building, located at 2424 W. Garden of the Gods Road.

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