Thursday, April 24, 2014

Money allocated to fix flood-damaged roads in RMNP

Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision yesterday to allocate $3.5 million to repair roads in Rocky Mountain National Park damaged by the September 2013 flood. The funds, allocated through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, will help fund permanent repairs to Old Fall River Road and for the Alluvial Fan area, and ensure visitors have a safe way to experience our national park heritage.

Udall surveyed roads damaged by the flooding inside Rocky Mountain National Park in November 2013.

"As chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, I understand firsthand how Rocky Mountain National Park is an economic driver for Estes Park and communities in Larimer and Grand counties. This important investment will ensure that the park is able to rebuild and continue to support mountain communities this year and into the future," Udall said. "I have been proud to lead the effort to help Colorado rebuild smarter and stronger in the wake of the September 2013 flood. These new funds will help Colorado continue down the road to full recovery."

During the historic storm of September 9th thru September 15th, the town of Estes Park received 9.43 inches of rain, while a rain gauge just south of Marys Lake reported 11.54 inches of rain.

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