|July 1, 1882||Williams Canon, Fountain Creek.
500 Year Flood.
|May 31, 1894||Fountain Creek, Ruxton Creek, Williams Canon.
Flooding in Old Colorado City (near Manitou).
Rockfalls, bridge damage and structural damage.
|August 5, 1902||Fountain Creek
100 Year Flood. All wagon bridges destroyed. Railroad damage.
|June 5, 1921||Ruxton Creek, Fountain Creek.
Flooding in Downtown Manitou. Damage to buildings.
|September 9, 1940||Fountain Creek.
Street flooding of depth up to 3 feet.
|May 10, 1947||Williams Canon, Fountain Creek.
Small bridge washouts. Damage to several buildings.
Major damage to bridges in Colorado Springs.
|August 4, 1964||Fountain Creek.
8 year flood.
(1) There are several drainage basins running through Manitou Springs. Based on land use, history, and basin size, which drainage has the greatest catastrophic potential?|
(2) Which creek floods most frequently?
(3) Using this floodplain map, identify the areas affected by past floods. Do they fall within the 100-yr. or 500-yr. flood zones?
Now that you are aware of the destructive potential of flash floods, please continue to the virtual field study.