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City to remove flash flood sediment in Garden of the Gods Park and ...
Monday, March 03, 2014

 create new cleanable sedimentation facility

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Residents may see several dump trucks in the north end of Garden of the Gods Park and along 30thStreet as the City Street Division removes approximately 1,500 cubic yards of sediment that ended up in the Park over the course of several flash flood events in August and September 2013. This amount of sediment equates to approximately 150 truckloads of debris to be removed by City Streets crews over the next couple of weeks.

After the Streets Division removes the sediment, the City will contract with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) to construct a cleanable sedimentation facility that will serve to collect new sediment from the Waldo Canyon burn scar along Camp Creek for the next ten years. This sedimentation facility will be cleaned on a regular basis by the City’s Streets Division.  

This project is part of four emergency repair projects made possible through exigent funding that was awarded to the City of Colorado Springs in February to address September 2013 flooding damage. Funding is derived 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. 

Project cost to create the cleanable sedimentation facility is $350,000.