Instructions for the Coordinator
Greetings! Thank you for coordinating data collection efforts following the Boulder Creek Flood. You are asked to select and supervise four student field workers who, for two weeks following the flood, will gather data for the "Effects" section of the post-flood disaster pamphlet prepared under the direction of Gilbert White. You are also charged with the publication and distribution of this pamphlet to policy-makers, academics, and government officials involved in natural hazard mitigation efforts. As stated in the opening statement by Gilbert F. White, the purpose of the pamphlet is to outline the principal effects of the flood and record the major public choices that affected Boulder's vulnerability to such a major natural event.
Information in this packet for you
Data will be collected for the following topics under "Effects": Lives and Injuries, Property, Social Disruption, and Floodplain Habitat. Warning Systems is an additional topic that should be completed by any or all of the field workers with extra time following the completion of the first four topics. The student field workers are asked to gather data using the sheets provided, then write a brief summary report of findings. This report should include commentary on the limitations of the data results, given the time constraints. As coordinator, your specific challenges will be to:
The impact of immediate post-evaluations such as this one may have an effect on floodplain policy and management in Boulder and in other areas where people live and work in floodplain zones. Your contribution to this effort is very important, and much appreciated. Thank you!