Article highlights changing course of river after floods


I found this article in the Denver Post this weekend very interesting. It spells out the power of nature and highlights the challenges we all face in long-term flood recovery as we all ask “who determines the post-flood channel of the river?”

The Girl Scouts of Colorado property near Lyons, Kiwa Korral, is in the middle of this challenge. There the St. Vrain River shifted course dramatically. The gate that used to open to a road to our property now opens to the river. See images and read more here.

I appreciate your support and your patience as we continue to look toward the future at Kiwa Korral.

About Stephanie Foote, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Colorado

I am dedicated to helping young women find their path to leadership. I am excited to serve Girl Scouts in Colorado on this journey.
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2 Responses to Article highlights changing course of river after floods

  1. Debbie says:

    What is the specific timeline for when these things will be decided? One month? Two months? More?

    • gscoblog says:

      Debbie, we are sharing these news articles as well as the Kiwa Korral update that’s linked to in this blog post in an effort to convey the complexity and long-time frame of the flood recovery process. Given the number of government entities involved in the decision making and the fact that Kiwa is not a primary residence, it is not high on the list for resolution of issues with the river, access, etc. It is frustrating, but not in our hands, and as all of the reports indicate, it will be a lengthy process. Holding day camp at Kiwa this summer is not realistic, so we’re glad that volunteers are securing alternate locations for day camp for girls in Northern Colorado. Thank you!

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