Instructions for Release of Funds

Potential Coordinators for Boulder Flood Pamphlet

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A "major flood" is defined as any flow of Boulder Creek at Broadway that causes the death of more than six people, or that seriously damages two or more public buildings, or exceeds 10,000 cfs. "Serious damage" is defined as property damages that cannot be restored or replaced or repaired within one week following the flood.

Under the direction of one of the following people, student field workers will rapidly survey the effects of the flood and collect the data specified in the attached outline. The project coordinator will select student field workers, supervise the collection of data and oversee the publication and distribution of the pamphlet entitled: The Boulder Creek Flood of 19/20(??): A Community Choice.

  1. Locate a copy of The Boulder Creek Flood Notebook. This notebook contains directions, information, reference sources, print photographs of the Boulder Creek floodplain, sample data sheets and questionnaires, etc. for the research to be undertaken.

    Paper ("hard") copies of the notebook are located in the following places:

    In addition, electronic copies on 3.5" floppy disks (WordPerfect 5.1 format) are kept in the Natural Hazards Library, with the Hazards Center Director, and by Sharon Gabel, the notebook compiler (see Hazards Center Office for current address).

  2. Select Pamphlet Coordinator(s). See potential coordinators for Boulder flood pamphlet.

  3. Activate account for reimbursement of four student field workers, one week each. Funds available for this project are held in University of Colorado Account # 1646881. The Institute for Behavioral Studies (IBS) Administrative Officer (Mary Axe, at present) manages the account, and is the person authorized to sign all documents for disbursement of funds from the account. See Instructions for Release of Funds for further details.

  4. Designate student field workers. Possible sources:
    - Natural Hazards Center (492-6818)
    - Geography (492-8311)
    - Environmental Design (492-7711)
    - Environmental Studies Program (492-5420)
    - Sociology (492-6427)
    - Economics (492-6394)
    - EPOB Biology (492-8981)
    - Civil Engineering (492-7315)
    - Political Science (492-7871)
    - Anthropology (492-7947)
    - Psychology (492-1553)
    - Public and Environmental Policy (492-0797, 492-8586)
  5. Assign field workers to the four "Effects" categories. Assign "Warning Systems" research if time and resources are available. Copies of instructions and data sheets are located in the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook in the Natural Hazards Center office.

  6. Compile pamphlet materials that have been completed to date (located in the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook:
    a. Suggested title page (Gilbert White)
    b. Table of Contents
    c. Opening statement (Gilbert White)
    d. Crucial public decisions to locate public structures in the floodplain (Gilbert White). These include, but are not restricted to:

    1) Municipal Building
    2) Public Library
    3) Library Extension
    4) (Proposed) Civic Center
    e. References: major articles and public papers

  7. When research is completed, add the "Effects" research to materials in # 6 above. These include:
    1) Lives and injuries
    2) Property damage
    3) Social disruption
    4) Warning systems and public response
    5) Floodplain Habitat

  8. Write a summary section that includes commentary by the Coordinator(s).

  9. Prepare the pamphlet for publication in printed and electronic form. (see Publication Instructions in the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook).

  10. Distribute the pamphlet to the individuals and organizations listed in the Distribution List (in the Boulder Creek Flood Notebook.



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