Stream Corridor

Photo credit: Sal DeVincenzo

Contact 911 for emergencies related to increased creek flows.

Twenty-four acres of the James Creek Stream Corridor were severely impacted as a result of the 2013 Flood. In the few months following the event, the Town established the Provisional Floodplain Map, allowing the Town to lift its building permit moratorium on January 21, 2014. As a result of this, designs were developed for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. Construction of the EWP program was completed in October 2014, which realigned and armored the James and Little James Creek stream corridor. Work is in progress to address portions of the corridor which need further work, including two reaches within Jamestown.

Below is a list of current Jamestown stream corridor projects & links:



James & Little James Creeks Design & Construction:
(Updated as of March 14, 2017)Boulder County and the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group, in collaboration with the James Creek Watershed Initiative and the Town of Jamestown, have developed stream restoration designs for James and Little James creeks. Funding for the designs was provided by a Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) planning grant through the Colorado Watershed Resilience Planning Grant Program to complete the stream restoration 30% design. 



Irrigation Ditch Headgate Reconstruction:
(Updated March 14, 2017) RG & Associates are working on the engineering and design work to reconstruct the head gate and first section of the irrigation ditch that was destroyed by the flood. Funding for this project is through FEMA Public Assistance funds with a state and local match (CDBG-DR funds). Please contact Allan Mueller, Town Ditch Rider, with questions.

  • Required to complete a Cultural Survey of the area of the headgate in James Canyon
  • Required to have approval from SHPO and FEMA to proceed with Engineering
  • Requesting approval from SHPO to accept all of the information previously gathered and studied about the area of the headgate in James Creek
  • Currently 40% complete design and engineering
  • Scope Change under review by State and FEMA
  • Easements will be requested at 80% design
  • Construction schedule is based on scope change approval

Rain Gauge Project

Please visit the FEMA HMGP Projects page for updates.


Useful Stream Corridor Links