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City of Colorado Springs / Stormwater / Projects / Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) / Cottonwood Creek Channel - Monument Creek to Academy Boulevard

Cottonwood Creek Channel - Monument Creek to Academy Boulevard

Erosion on Cottonwood Creek
Erosion on Cottonwood Creek - Qwest in background
The Stormwater Enterprise partnered with two private entities, Qwest and Current, whose facilities are adjacent to Cottonwood Creek, to provide the matching funds needed to obtain a $3 million FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant for this section of Cottonwood Creek Channel.
Stormwater runoff in Cottonwood Creek has eroded its banks and threatens the existing multi-million dollar communications hub at the Qwest property as well as the Current property. The City successfully obtained the FEMA grant based on the partnership and the potential financial impacts if stormwater flooding and erosion control were to damage the Qwest infrastructure. Construction on this project is anticipated to begin April/May 2009.
In addition to final design and construction of these improvements, this Stormwater Enterprise project will evaluate the remaining sections of Cottonwood Creek from its confluence with Monument Creek upstream to Academy Boulevard. Final design and construction will then occur on the most critical stretch outside of the above-referenced location using additional Stormwater Enterprise funds.
Part of the project will also complete a Tier 1 Trail connection with the construction of a maintenance road through the Cottonwood Creek corridor.
Stormwater Enterprise          $440,000
FEMA Grant                             $3,000,000
Qwest                                     $440,000

Current, Inc.                           $440,000

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