FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Flood Mitigation Project Leads to Saving the Town of Wellington [open pdf - 28KB]
"The completion of the Coal Creek flood mitigation project with the support of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pre-disaster mitigation grant has taken much of the town of Wellington out of the Larimer County 100-year floodplain. Coal Creek and Indian Creek are tributaries to the Boxelder Creek watershed that runs through Wellington. This watershed was on the Top 10 list of flood-prone watersheds in Colorado. The state made it a high priority to mitigate the extensive threat from these waterways."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/