You are invited to The ’21’ in ’21 Event  to Celebrate Completing the Reconstruction of the Pueblo Levee and to Remember the Victims of the Great Flood of 1921 in Pueblo Wednesday, June 3, 2021

Pueblo Levee Reconstruction Project

 



A new generation of artists bring color to Pueblo’s levee

June 3, 2021
Schedule of Events

(Beginning at 3:00 p.m.)

Ecumenical Blessing
Introductions
Keynote Speaker ~ Governor Jared Polis
Speakers
Recognitions
Native American Water Blessing
Reception

Location

Three o’clock in the afternoon by the new Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge crossing the Arkansas River east of the Fourth Street Bridge Keynote Speaker Governor Jared Polis A Reception will follow

 

How it’s going …. updated Photos of the Reconstruction Project

 

Pueblo Levee Memorial Map

 

Admission by ticket only

To receive the ticket for you and a guest please RSVP by email with your name to

Pueblo.Levee.Dedication@gmail.com

RSVP by May 26, 2021

Attendance limits will be mandated by applicable Colorado COVID-19 restrictions

 

Pueblo Levee Dedication Plaque

 

The Pueblo Conservancy District was formed to provide flood protection and restore of the City of Pueblo after the 1921 flood. The Conservancy District was established in 1923 and is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The District developed a relocation plan for the Arkansas River and railroad lines and completed the original levee in 1926. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA required all levees and dams to be recertified. It required the Pueblo Conservation District to replace the original levee in order to protect downtown Pueblo. The levee replacement was a multi-year process and is now in its sixth year. The current board has nine members appointed by the Pueblo City Council and Pueblo County Commissioners. The board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. Corinne Koehler is the current president and Rick Kidd is the district administrator.