City to begin emergency stormwater drainage control projects ...
under El Paso County’s Federal Disaster Declaration
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Exigent funding has been awarded to the City of Colorado Springs in the amount of $850,860 for emergency repair projects from September 2013 flooding. Funding comes from:
- 75% - National Resource Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection funds
- 12.5% - Colorado State Office of Emergency Management
- 12.5% - In-kind or matching funds from the City of Colorado Springs.
Following is information on the four funded stormwater projects. All four projects are currently under design by Matrix Engineering and will be constructed this spring. The City will contract with the Coalition of the Upper South Platte (CUSP) to manage the projects.
- Cheyenne Creek (2-projects) – East of Stratton along Scott Street (project cost $156,500) & Cheyenne Creek at Mayhurst Avenue (project cost $144,360). Two projects will make emergency repairs along Cheyenne Creek. Engineering designs are underway to restore the bank and remove debris from sections of Cheyenne Creek where flooding occurred. A neighborhood meeting is planned for residents.
- Douglas Creek – A cleanable debris basin will be constructed in North Douglas Creek on the Flying W Ranch property to allow the City’s Streets Division to remove the sediment after each storm. The five-debris catchment ponds constructed in 2013 on the Flying W were completely filled (estimate of 60,000 cubic yards) with sediment in September’s storms. A large temporary cleanable pond will be constructed to protect the downstream channel. Project cost $200,000.
- Camp Creek – A large temporary cleanable basin will be constructed in Camp Creek at the north end of Garden of the Gods to collect sediment from the Waldo Canyon burn area. This basin will be cleaned on a regular basis by the City’s Street Division. Project cost $350,000.