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Flood-control work set this spring on Douglas, Camp creeks

       A total of $550,000 will be spent this spring for flood-prevention work on two drainages that flow through the Westside.
       A city press release Feb. 18 announced plans for the following:
  • 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. The area was filled with sediment from the creek during the heavy rains last summer. Project cost: $350,000.
           The projects are currently under design by Matrix Engineering. Also planned is work on Cheyenne Creek, which flooded in September.
           The city will contract with the Coalition of the Upper South Platte organization to manage the projects, the press release states.

    From a press release
    (Posted 2/18/14)

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