2005 Stormwater Improvement Bond Issue - Projects and Descriptions

28th and Fair Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The existing storm drainage system is outdated, cannot handle heavy stormwater flows, and experiences street flooding during heavy rain events. The solution is to build a new underground storm drainage system that will route the existing flow to a larger nearby stormwater system that can better handle this amount of stormwater runoff.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Skoda Construction
Photos:
Alley flooding prior to construction: 1 2
Flood damage at apartment adjacent to alley: 3 4 5 6
Construction: 7 8
Complete: 9
Map of Project (300 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
January 24, 2006:
November 14, 2006

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69th and Walker Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Between Walker Ave. and Leighton Ave. at 69th St. (Approx. one block) to alleviate localized flooding and to replace undersized pipe.
Consultant:
JEO
Contractor:
TCW Construction
Photos:
Construction: 1 2
Complete: 3
Map of Project (338 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
September 15, 2005
January 26, 2006 (97 K) PDF

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South Gate and Pioneers Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The existing storm drain system doesn't have capacity to handle heavy rains, resulting in street flooding during heavy storms. The solution is to build another underground drainageway system along side the existing storm drain system with more street drains allowing water to flow to Beal Slough faster rather than backing up and flooding streets and properties.
Consultant:
Kirkham Michael
Contractor:
General Excavating
Photos:
Flooding Prior to Construction: 1 2 3
Construction: 4 5
Map of Project (328 K) PDF
Public Meetings
April 25, 2006:
September 22, 2005

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35th and "N" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
This project will reduce street/localized flooding by extending the existing storm drain system with approximately three blocks of new storm drain.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
K2
Photos:
Construction: 1 2 3
Map of Project (331 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
March 14, 2006

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45th and Ginny Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design (construction funded through 2007 bond issue)
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Approximate five block parallel storm drain project to increase capacity to help alleviate upstream flooding at several low-lying areas.
Consultant:
HWS Consulting Group Inc.
Contractor:
H.R. Bookstrom Construction Inc.
Photos:
Construction: 1 2
Map of Project (400 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
May 19, 2008
Related Links:
Construction Information

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38th and Sewell Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The storm drain system in this area is too small to handle rain from larger storms which results in street flooding. The solution is to build a new stormwater drainage system along side the existing underground stormwater system. The added system will reduce street flooding in this area.
Consultant:
E&A
Contractor:
Skoda Construction
Photos:
Construction: 1 2 3
Map of Project (309 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
October 13, 2005
February 2, 2006
May 24, 2006

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39th and "D" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design (construction funded through 2007 bond issue)
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The design of a new stormwater system near 39th and "D" Streets. Additional pipes and inlets will be designed in 38th, 39th and "E" Streets just north of "D" Street, along with an additional pipe in "D" Street from 38th to 39th. The result of this new stormwater system will be a reduction in the depth of stormwater flow in the streets and adjacent properties. It will also a reduce the time and extent of flooding near 39th and "D" Streets.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
HR Bookstrom
Photos:
Construction: 1 2
Map of Project (218 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
August 29, 2006:
Related Links:
Construction Information

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9th and "N" Box Culvert Rehabilitation

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
There has been serious damage to the foundation under the limestone and concrete storm drain system that was built back in the 1920's. If not repaired some areas of the existing storm drain walls could collapse causing damage to underground utilities and/or to the street above. This project will repair damaged sections of the foundation, and fill holes in the walls and ceiling of the drainage system for three blocks.
Consultant:
Speece & Lewis
Contractor:
K2 Construction
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2 3
Construction: 4 5 6
Map of Project (278 K) PDF

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17th and Washington Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
This project replaced approximately three blocks of storm drain that were experiencing major voids and structural failures. The project will provide increased storm capacity and reduced localized flooding.
Consultant:
REGA
Contractor:
K2 Construction
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1
Construction: 2 3
Map of Project (323 K) PDF

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4th and Hill Channel Grading

Type of Project:
Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Description:
The drainage channel banks in this location were eroding in several areas. Some of these areas have buried water, sewer and gas lines that could have become exposed and damaged if the erosion was not fixed. The existing channel had poor drainage due to a low slope which caused standing water in most of the ditch. In 2005 the channel slope was improved and re-seeded to minimize standing water, improve drainage, and reduce the chances of damage from erosion to underground utilities.
Consultant:
JEO
Contractor:
Garney
Photos:
Construction Photos at 6th & Hill: 1 2
Complete: 3 4
Map of Project (241 K) PDF

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50th and "R" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The existing storm drain system is undersized and floods at roadway intersections and in low lying locations during heavy rain events. The solution is to build a grass-lined channel at 52nd & "Q" to accommodate stormwater that the existing pipe can't handle. The box culvert at 50th and "R" cannot be increased to a size to fully eliminate the flooding without causing flooding to areas downstream. However, underground pipe will be added to the north of "R" Street to reduce street flooding in that area as much as possible without having an adverse impact to downstream property owners. See October 2006 fact sheet (501 K) PDF for more information.
Consultant:
HDR
Contractor:
K2 Construction
Photos:
Flooding Prior to Construction: 1 2 3
Construction: 4
Map of Project (360 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
April 20, 2006:
Related Links:
Project Fact Sheet - October 2006 (501 K) PDF

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22nd and "X" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Approximately seven blocks of new storm drainage pipe project along the "X" Street corridor from 26th to Antelope Creek to alleviate localized flooding impacts.
Consultant:
EA
Contractor:
Pavers, Inc.
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1
Flooding Prior to Construction: 2 3 4 5
Construction: 6 7 8
Map of Project (294 K) PDF

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21st Street Stormwater Bypass System

Type of Project:
Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Approximately five blocks of a large, new storm drainage pipe project near 21st Street Corridor, from "N" to "S" Street. This project is being constructed in conjunction with the Antelope Valley Project. This phase is the second of four phases and will capture storm drainage from the west side of Antelope Creek and relay it downstream to an outlet near "R" Street.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Hawkins Construction
Photos:
Construction: 1 2 3 4
Construction Complete: 5
Map of Project (296 K) PDF

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22nd and "O" Area Storm Drain Reconstruction

Type of Project:
Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Two block project for new storm drainage pipe project in "O" street, from 21st to 23rd. This project provides for the construction of a new underground drainage system to connect the adjacent existing underground drainage system to the proposed Antelope Valley improvements.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
United Construction
Map of Project (278 K) PDF

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Deadmans Run Channel Rehabilitation

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Description:
Re-alignment and stabilization of a degraded tributary to Deadmans Run, and some stabilization along Deadmans Run main stem.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
Land Construction
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2 3 4 5
Construction/after construction: 6 7 8 9 10 10 12
Map of Project (340 K) PDF

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Antelope Creek Tributary in Antelope Park

Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Description:
The channel through Antelope Park was experiencing severe stream bank erosion that caused damage to trees, trails, a pedestrian bridge, and threatened to damage streets close to the channel bank. This project will reduce the erosion problems and remove the threat of damage to amenities in the park by adding a winding stream and placing large rocks along certain sections of the channel to slow the water.
Consultant:
The Flatwater Group
Contractor:
Nemaha Landscape Construction
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2
Construction: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Vegetated "No Mow" Stream Banks: 10 11 12
Map of Project (330 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
November 4, 2004
July 19, 2005 (64 K) PDF
August 26, 2005 (neighborhood meeting)

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Floodplain/Floodprone Area Projects Remapping of Salt Creek

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering - Floodplain Mapping
Flood Management
Description:
Remapping of Salt Creek from Saltillo to Stevens Creek due to updated topographic information available and updated modeling technology.
Consultant:
CDM
Public Meetings:
March 31, 2005
December 13, 2005
December 14, 2006
FEMA Formal Public Hearing Estimated Date - Spring 2008

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Floodplain/Floodprone Area Projects Lynn Creek Flood Control and Flood Storage Area

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Construction
Flood Management/Flood Storage
Description:
Design and Construction of Lynn Creek Flood Control & Flood Storage Area project, located northeast of Adams and I-180 in Roper Park. This project being led by the Lower Platte South NRD, with the City providing cost share on the construction.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Pester Grading
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2
Construction: 3 3
Map of Project (276 K) PDF

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Floodplain/Floodprone Area Projects Floodplain Area Purchase

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase
Flood Management
Purchase of easements or fee title for floodplain/floodprone areas to conserve flood storage, flood conveyance and other natural beneficial functions of the floodplain.

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Watershed Master Plans Cardwell Branch Master Plan

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering - Watershed Master Planning
Watershed Master Plan
Description:
The Cardwell Branch Watershed Master Plan Study is a comprehensive evaluation that will develop long-term planning tools and improvement projects to address flood management, stream stability and stormwater quality. The study includes major components such as public involvement, watershed information, floodplain mapping and water quality assessment.
Consultant:
CDM
Map of Master Plan Area (156 K) PDF
Related Links:
Cardwell Branch Master Plan Report

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Watershed Master Plans Little Salt Creek Master Plan

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering - Watershed Master Planning
Watershed Master Plan
Description:
Preliminary watershed planning for the Little Salt Creek basin. Work will include the development of the scope of work for a Master Plan that is sensitive to the efforts of local, state and federal agencies relative to the saline wetlands and the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle as they relate to stormwater planning.
Consultant:
Preliminary planning by Olsson Associates
Little Salt Creek Master Plan by Intuition and Logic (see 2007 bond)
Map of Master Plan Area (422 K) PDF
Related Links:
Lower Little Salt Creek Watershed - Interim Stormwater Hydrology and Hydraulics Report (47.2 M Zip)
Watershed Master Plans

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Watershed Master Plans Deadmans Run Master Plan

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering - Watershed Master Planning
Watershed Master Plan
Description:
The Deadmans Run Watershed Master Plan is a comprehensive evaluation that will develop long-term planning tools and improvement projects to address flood management, stream stability and stormwater quality. The study includes major components such as public involvement, watershed information, floodplain mapping and water quality assessment.
Consultant:
CDM
Map of Master Plan Area (361 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
November 16, 2006
June 29, 2006
Related Links:
Deadmans Run Master Plan Report

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Peterson Park Wetland

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Water Quality Wetlands
Project Description:
The existing pond does not have the ability to remove pollutants such as fluids that drip from vehicles and fertilizer from area lawns, before stormwater flows from the pond into Beal Slough. The solution is to improve the ability of the pond to reduce pollutant levels, by lengthening the existing drainageway into the pond and by using special plant materials in and around the pond, to create a water quality wetland to reduce or remove these pollutants before they reach Beal Slough.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
K2 Real Estate Development
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1
Construction: 2 3
Wetland Planting: 4 5 6 7
Complete: 8
Map of Project (389 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
July 13, 2006
Related Links:
Beal Slough Stormwater Master Plan

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Beal Slough Stream Stability East of 56th

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Project Description:
The stream banks east of S 56th Street along Beal Slough are eroding and causing damage to adjacent properties. Stormwater runoff from area streets and parking lots carries pollutants, such as car fluids, fertilizer from area lawns, sediment from construction activity, and sediment from stream bank erosion, directly into Beal Slough. The solution is to reshape and stabilize the stream banks in this area and build two water quality wetlands that will store and remove some of these pollutants before they reach Beal Slough.
Consultant:
E&A Consulting Group
Contractor:
LeGrande
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2 3 4
Construction: 5 6 7
Map of Project (326 K) PDF

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Southeast Upper Salt Creek Stream Stability

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design
Stream Channel Stabilization
Project Description:
The design of stream stabilization along a portion of the tributary between 27th and 40th Streets, north of Rokeby Road. This stream reach was identified as a area of concern in the Southeast Upper Salt Creek Watershed Stormwater Master Plan. Development in this watershed will be occurring rapidly in the upcoming years. Urbanization of the watershed will increase erosion along the stream and, if allowed to continue, could pose a threat to public infrastructure and private property.
Consultant:
The Flatwater Group
Contractor:
Land Construction
Map of Project (194 K) PDF
Related Links:
Southeast Upper Salt Creek Watershed Stormwater Master Plan

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Stevens Creek Stream Stability Main Stem

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Project Description:
The design of two grade stabilization projects along Stevens Creek and a tributary, both near Adams Street. These projects will stabilize a portion of the channels and prevent erosion from moving upstream. If the erosion is allowed to continue and move upstream it could pose a threat to public infrastructure and private property.
Consultant:
Intuition and Logic
Contractor:
General Excavating
Photos:
1 2
Map of Project (194 K) PDF

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Stevens Creek Stream Stability North of 84th & Fletcher

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Construction
Stream Channel Stabilization
Project Description:
This project will be designed and built in conjunction with a new box culvert under Fletcher Ave. This project will stabilize a portion of the tributary and prevent erosion from moving upstream. If the erosion is allowed to continue and move upstream it could pose a threat to public infrastructure and private property.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Dobson Brothers
Photos:
1
Map of Project (214 K) PDF

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Southeast Upper Salt Creek Floodplain Preservation

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase
Flood Management
Description:
Floodplain preservation in Southeast Upper Salt Creek. Negotiations are currently in process for obtaining a conservation easements for two parcels in Southeast Upper Salt Creek. Additionally funds are being used for another two parcels that are to be appraised in the near future. Previous bond dollars from 2003 were used for four previous conservation easements in the basin.
Map of Project (187 K) PDF
Related Links:
SEUSC Watershed Stormwater Master Plan

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Beal Slough Flood Storage

Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase
Flood Management
Description:
This project will reduce flooding along Beal Slough by working with private land development. The project will provide additional flood storage in upstream areas to help reduce downstream flooding.
Related Links:
Beal Slough Watershed Stormwater Master Plan

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Watershed Master Plan Implementation Projects Beal Slough at 40th and Highway 2

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Design
Flood Management
Description:
The project will reduce flooding along this branch of Beal Slough at S 40th St. and Highway 2. The project would add a new box culvert under Highway 2 to reduce flooding to properties along to Beal Slough.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Photos:
Flooding: 1
Map of Project (197 K) PDF

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Best Management Practice (BMP) Projects

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:
This project is comprised of several sub-projects being constructed for the purpose of demonstrating Best Management Practices for stormwater quality.
Note: This project is an ongoing study for potential BMPs at three development sites.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Related Links:
Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan
Alternative Stormwater Best Management Practices Guidelines

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BMP Demonstration Projects Holmes Lake Southwest Tributary Water Quality & Stream Stability

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:
This project has been identified for construction to help improve the quality of water flowing in the recently restored Homes Lake. While performing work along the tributary, the City plans to reconstruct the large storm sewer outfall on the east side of Bison Drive. Also as part of the project, the City would like to make improvements to the existing wetland area on the west side of 70th Street.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Lottman Carpenter Construction, Inc.
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2
Construction: 3 4
Public Meetings
March 11, 2008
March 5, 2007
Related Links:
Preliminary Concept Plan (208 K) PDF
Project Fact Sheet (395 K) PDF

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BMP Demonstration Projects Holmes Lake Tributary Assessment

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Study
Best Management Practice
Description:
The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the stream reaches in the Holmes Lake Watershed in regards to stream stability, stream bank erosion and water quality concerns. As part of this assessment, future projects will be identified and prioritized to assist in addressing stream stability, stream bank erosion, and water quality concerns.
Consultant:
JEO Consulting Group, Inc
Public Meetings
March 5, 2007
Related Links:
Holmes Lake Watershed Geomorphic Assessment Fact Sheet (395 K) PDF

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BMP Projects Colonial Hills Park Water Quality & Stream Stability

Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:
The goal of this project is to reduce the erosion problems, improve water quality and direct overflow away from the playground area in Colonial Hills Park. This will be done by stabilizing the channel banks, constructing small grade control structures and creating a water quality cell near the north end of the park.
Consultant:
The Flatwater Group
Contractor:
Gana Trucking and Excavating
Photos:
Prior to Construction: 1 2
Construction: 3 4
Related Links:
Project Fact Sheet (118 K) PDF

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BMP Projects Public Parking Lot Rehabilitation with Water Quality BMPs

Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:
In an effort to proactively address the degradation of the public waters due to excessive volumes of runoff and the pollutants they contain, the City of Lincoln will be retrofitting two publicly owned paved parking lots with innovative stormwater collection and treatment systems.
Consultant:
EA Engineering
Contractor:
Stephens and Smith Construction Co.
Photos:
27th and "F": 1 2 3 4
27th and Randolph:: 5 6
Related Links:
Pervious Concrete Information
Rain Garden Information

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BMP Demonstration Projects Hydrodynamic Separator at Cotner and N. 62nd Street

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:

Storm water collection and treatment is quickly becoming a major concern for large urban areas such as Lincoln. In an effort to proactively address the degradation of the public waters due to excessive volumes of runoff and the pollutants they contain, the City of Lincoln has installed an innovative storm water collection and treatment system known as a Hydrodynamic Separator in the storm drain network which empties into Deadmans Run.

The City of Lincoln, in coordination with the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District (LPSNRD), selected a site near the intersection of N. Cotner Boulevard and 62nd Street to implement the storm water collection and treatment system. Currently, all runoff in this intersection is collected by a conventional curb and gutter system and is piped directly into Deadmans Run, which provides no storm water treatment. The Hydrodynamic Separator will be installed in the storm drain pipe system to capture and remove many runoff pollutants such as trash, sediments, oils, fertilizers, and other organic materials. Through the use of innovative storm water collection and treatment systems such as the Hydrodynamic Separator, we can improve water quality and keep our lakes and streams pristine.

Consultant:
EA Engineering Science and Technology Inc.
Contractor:
T.J. Osborne
Photos:
1 2 3 4
Related Links:
EPA Fact Sheet - Hydrodynamic Separators PDF

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BMP Projects Stormwater Facility Demonstration Projects

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:

In March of 2005, the City adopted the Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan, which included recommendations for City-wide stormwater standards that integrate water quality features with flood control facilities on new development sites in order to protect water quality and prevent stream erosion. These features, called "Site-Specific Structural Best Management Practices," were recommended to be implemented through a public-private cost share approach. This recommendation was based on the assumption that there is both a private and public responsibility relative to how these features function together as a system to address water quality and stream stability throughout a watershed.

Following the adoption of the Master Plan, there was continued concern expressed about how these features would be incorporated into a development site and current standards. This project is comprised of three sub-projects each designed to demonstrate how water quality features can be incorporated into a development site. The two participating developments are:

  • Apple's Way and Artisan Meadows, west of 66th and Highway 2
  • Village Gardens southwest of 56th and Pine Lake Road Bioretention Area (Large Rain Garden):
    A cul-de-sac island at Straffan Place has been configured to accept and infiltrate stormwater runoff. This Best Management Practice reduces pollutants in the runoff before they reach Beal Slough.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Photos:
Village Gardens at Straffan Place, one block west of S. 61st & Pine Lake Road: 1 2
Related Links:
Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan

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Engineering Identification & Prioritization Study

Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering - Urban Drainage
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Preliminary modeling of existing infrastructure and identification of future capital improvement projects. Study prioritizes projects in order of importance.
Consultant:
JEO

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Miscellaneous Repair & Rehabilitation Projects

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:

Installing or improving storm drain inlets and pipes to reduce street and property flooding in these areas:

  • 6th and "L" Area
  • Eagle Ridge Circle
  • 49th and Pioneers
  • 43rd and Meredeth
  • Kucera Drive
Consultant:
Kirkham Michael
Contractor:
Skoda Construction
Photos:
Flooding Prior to Construction: 1
Maps of Projects:
Related Links:
Project Fact Sheets (281 K) PDF

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Miscellaneous Repair & Rehabilitation Projects Brentwood Estates

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Replace two concrete liners with storm drain pipe, and convert a manhole to a grate inlet.
Consultant:
Kirkham Michael
Contractor:
K2 Construction
Map of Project (329 K) PDF

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