Douglas Creek branches getting $5M in upgrades, repairs in 2014
Both Douglas Creeks start in the hilly areas north and west of Garden of the Gods Road, crossing under it in concrete-lined ditches about a mile and a half apart as they drain east/southeast toward Monument Creek.
According to City Engineering, the funding will involve repairing concrete bottoms, building/ maintaining sediment catchment basins, planting grasses and bushes upstream to offset Waldo Canyon burn area vegetation loss, cutting down trees that have grown inadvertently in the drainages and strategically placing creek-monitoring cameras.
Contractors began implementing spot repairs on the concrete in both Douglas branches last winter.
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