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PRESENTATIONS, NEWS and OPINION about the proposed development project at Kings Bottom above Kane Creek

February 17, 2024
by John S. Weisheit

PUBLIC PETITION AGAINST KANE CREEK DEVELOPMENT

THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS
Kane Creek Development Watch (KCDW)
  • CLICK HERE - To Donate To KCDW via ZEFFY
  • Fiscal sponsor: Friends of the Abajos, doing business as Canyonlands Watershed Council
  • Contact the petition organizers: keepGCgrand@gmail.com
  • Website: Kane Creek Development Watch
  • Mission Statement: Kane Creek Development Watch (KCDW) is a group of dedicated citizens committed to preserving the unique beauty and ecological integrity of the Colorado River corridor near Moab, Utah. Our mission is to safeguard this vital area from a development that poses significant socio-economic and environmental threats to our vibrant local community. Our goal is to secure the land back from the developers and ensure its protection for future generations.
  • DONATE TO KCDW via ZEFFY
RADIO INTERVIEWS
  • February 22, 2024 - Utah Public Radio. By Tom Williams. The guests are: Jon Kovash, Molly Marcello, Sophia Fisher, Laura Long and Bill Love.

PUBLIC COMMENT & LETTERS
  • Click here for a presentation about flood hazards at Kings Bottom by John Weisheit, conservation director of Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper. Note: this presentation was shared with the developer, engineer, attorney and our administrative agencies and elected officals.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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NEWS

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RESPONSE TO PUBLIC FROM KCPD, LLC

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  • We are pleased that the developers have publicly confirmed that their project will be constructed in the historic floodplain and that federal flood insurance is required for all home owners and busines operators.
  • It is important for buyers and investors to understand that the 100-year flood designation from the federal government is an arbitrary number.
  • In the last 2,000 years, there have been over 34 floods greater than the USGS 100-year flood; over 20 floods greater than the USGS 500-year flood, and 5 floods have exceeded 282,000 cfs, and 2 floods were greater than 349,000 cfs.
  • REFERENCE: A 2000 year natural record of magnitudes and frequencies for largest Upper Colorado River floods near Moab, Utah. Greenbaum, 2014.
  • This designation is also a moving target. The elevation of the 100-year floodplain has already increased due to an enlarged data base from new paleoflood studies in the Colorado River Basin.
  • Visit this flood resource page at On The Colorado.
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