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Old 01-30-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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Hello! We are debating building in Mountain Shadows. I wanted to get any feedback on building there after the fire and possible flooding in that area. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Because of the fire, many trees are gone. As a result, there is less fire risk there, temporarily. However, the reduction in trees has increased the flooding / land avalanche risk.

It is a beautiful area though.

If I were going to build within that general area, I would be looking very carefully at the elevation of the plots, and visiting them in person to see how that elevation compares and where the water would be likely to flow if another large flood occurred. I would only consider building in areas that were raised up and massively more resistant to flooding. I would also want a plot large enough to remove any trees within 25 feet of the house, while still being able to have trees.

Have you visited the area?
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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We are planning on taking a look over there in the coming days (once the snow melts) to get a general lay of the land as you suggested. All other signs point to it as a great area to live and build. We were certainly take into account your suggestions!
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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It is a fine area in which to live. Most of the burned home have been rebuilt, or will be. Most areas up along 30th St and Centennial Blvd are fine, just don't buy too close to the stone quarry which is the big scar on the side of the mountain - the truck traffic / noise is driving out residents.
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