This 20 acre site consisted of a ditch, two existing basins and wooded wetlands. This portion of the City has had flooding problems during major rain events so City leaders were eager for a solution. The intent of this project was to maximize the amount of storage at this location and establish the new volume and geometrics of the expanded basin.
The stormwater storage areas were designed with wetland restoration of the riparian corridor and flood plain to improve water quality with minimal maintenance in order for the natural habitat to flourish. The long-term goal of this basin is to provide water quality credits and wetlands land credits banked for future capital improvement projects within the City. We were responsible for preparing overall concept riparian designs, active floodplain, low lying floodplains, native meadow and wetland planting design and related construction documents.