The Boulder Creek corridor has been
designed to provide an outdoor environment in a pleasant setting for recreational
and social activities. Some of these include: fishing, kayaking, bird-watching
and various trails, gardens, and parks. The purpose of this section is to
describe and evaluate the effects of the flood on the Boulder Creek corridor
habitat and amenities.
First, look at the prints of specific sites along the
corridor. Next, go to each site
and report on the questions found on the data sheet.
Take a camera loaded with black and white print film to take pictures showing post-flood
changes. The sites and activities include:
- Sculpture garden
- Flower gardens
- Peace garden
- Band shell (in place: August, 1994)
- Boulder H.S. playing fields
- Bike path
- Fish observatory
- Children's fishing pond
- Fish pools
- Kayaking areas
- Bird-watching areas
- Public parks
- Walking / Running areas
- Teahouse (planned: 1994)
Boulder Creek Habitat
- How has flooding altered the physical
appearance of the site:
a. What types of previously existing
vegetation have been affected and how?
b. Are there debris deposits in,
on, or around the site (describe the extent and contents)?
c. How were the built structures
in the space altered?
d. Did the flooding appear to benefit
any physical element of the site (why or why not)?
- How has flooding altered the functional
nature of the site:
a. To what extent will the activity
that took place there before the flood be able to be resumed after flooding?
b. What measures will need to be
taken before the activity can be resumed?
c. Estimate how long it will take
before the above measures can be completed and activities may be resumed.
(If activities cannot be resumed, explain why not).
d. What is the estimated cost of
e. Are repairs planned, and if so,
what is the estimated cost of repair?
f. How will the effects of the flood
change the activities that will take place on each site due in the future?
- How did the flood affect Boulder
Creek itself at this site (as well as the associated habitat):
a. Did the flood cause alterations
in the Boulder Creek streambed contour? What kind? How?
b. What were the effects of the flood
on rocks designed to promote fish life?
c. Were any wetlands created or destroyed?
Where and how much (in square feet)?
d. Are there plans to restore wetlands
that were destroyed or to create new ones?