Walsenburg faces the imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property from potential historical flooding resulting from the Spring Creek Fire massive burn scar in the watersheds serving the City.
- On February 14, 2019, Mayor Dennis Hoyt declared a local State of Disaster for Walsenburg, Colorado under CRS 24-33.5-709 activating the Walsenburg Emergency Management plan.
- On February 19, 2019 the Walsenburg City Council passed Resolution 2019 R-2 ratifying the Mayor's declaration and authorizing it to continue without interruption in until terminated by City Council resolution.
Mayor's Declaration of State of Disaster
IGA for a Recovery Manager Assistance
Walsenburg Emergency Management Plan
Huerfano County Emergency Response Plan