The public is invited to an open house on the South Tributaries Watershed Study from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave. Attendees are encouraged to park and enter on the north side of the school.
The study will result in watershed master plans for portions of the Haines Branch, Middle Creek and South Salt Creek watersheds. This is the second and final open house for the project.
The master plans will identify projects to improve water quality and stream stability; determine stormwater runoff characteristics of areas that may develop in the near future; and identify special or unique areas in the watersheds.
The first open house in August 2013 focused on the project scope and time line, a summary of watershed inventories and an analysis of potential erosion and stream stability issues. Participants at the second open house will have an opportunity to discuss the study and provide input to staff from the City of Lincoln and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District as well as the scientists and engineers working on the project. They will be able to review updates on the study's findings and draft Capital Improvement Project (CIP) recommendations.
The remaining study components include hydrologic modeling of sub-basins, hydraulic analysis of select bridges and culverts, and implementation strategies. Once the final master plans have been completed for each basin, they will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption. The study is expected to be completed by this fall.
For more information on the South Tributaries Watershed Study, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: southtribs). More information on the Watershed Division of the City Public Works and Utilities Department is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: watershed).
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