Flood Reduction and Resiliency Plan

Virtual Tour & Flood Survey

Flooding is a major concern in our city. The City of Windsor Heights has chosen to invest in forming a flood reduction and resiliency plan to protect residents, property, and the financial resources of the community. To help us develop this plan, we are asking our residents to complete a short survey about their flooding concerns. Comments will be accepted until 5 pm on 7/19/21. To complete the survey, please visit https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/98e9f9b1f8fa4b5bbef8cf1f01afad34.

Recorded Presentation

 You can view a recording of the June 30, 2021, virtual meeting at https://we.tl/t-q1Hb0TE9eL.

Windsor Heights Flood Reduction and Resiliency Plan Virtual Meeting

Time: Jun 30, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83790238291?pwd=S2NLTWxuazRvMmtuSVZGREM2UTA0UT09

 Meeting ID: 837 9023 8291

Passcode: 439611

Background

The City of Windsor Heights and JEO Consulting Group (JEO) will host a virtual public meeting to discuss the initiation of the Windsor Heights Flood Reduction and Resiliency Plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend. 

At the meeting, attendees can learn more about the planning process for the Flood Reduction and Resiliency Plan for the City of Windsor Heights, which is currently in development. Attendees will learn about the planned data collection process and will be able to review potential flood risk reduction strategies being considered by the City of Windsor Heights, especially for the Colby Park neighborhood. Project team members from the City of Windsor Heights and JEO will be available to answer questions following a presentation on the planning process. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to comment on past flooding impacts, area flooding history, and potential flood risk reduction strategies.

 Similar to many communities in the Des Moines area, Windsor Heights faces great challenges when it comes to reducing the impact and risk of severe flood events. Following the updates to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) published in February 2019, approximately $15 million in property value was added to the City of Windsor Heights’ floodplain. Included in these properties was all of Colby Park, the Community Event Center, the Public Works Maintenance Shop, as well as numerous nearby residential properties. Because of the expansion of the community’s floodplain and the apparent flood risks, the City of Windsor Heights has chosen to invest in establishing this flood reduction and resiliency plan to protect residents, property, and the financial resources of the community.

Through a community-based planning process, the City of Windsor Heights will consider technically feasible and cost-effective flood risk reduction actions along with public input to form actionable steps that not only protect lives and property, but also decrease the threat of impact from future flooding events. 

All residents are invited to attend this virtual meeting, particularly those residing within the Colby Park neighborhood. To register for the event, please click here (https://bit.ly/3xoYDio).