Sand Creek Detention

Sand Creek DetentionDescription of Project: The work in Basin 3 involved expansion of the basin to 210 acre-feet and construction of outlet structure and 30-36” RCP to release flows at historic rates and volumes.  This also included the construction of an inflow drop structure using 18 and 42” RCP and Type M grouted riprap. This critical project will help alleviate some of the flash flooding events that have historically plagued the Sand Creek Basin, by allowing for the storage and metered release of storm water during high precipitation events. This was the first of many projects that the City of Colorado Springs has implemented to ease the downstream burdens on the various tributaries of the Fountain Creek Watershed.