Little Dry Creek Channel Improvements Provide Flood Control and Revitalization for Englewood, Colorado

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by John M. Pflaum, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, United States,
William C. Taggart, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, United States,
Densel Ragland, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: A multi-purpose, off-stream storage facility located at the upstream end of the project provides 85 acre-feet of flood storage during the 100-year storm and provides athletic fields during dry periods; The second phase included flood control improvements along 3,100 feet of channel; The final phase of improvements in the center of downtown Englewood includes increased capacity for an existing 3,500-foot-long box culvert and construction of an on-stream lake and aesthetic water features. The estimated cost for this phase is $3.6 million. Key features of the recently completed channel improvements and of the downtown improvements nearing completion are presented.

Subject Headings: Floods | Rivers and streams | Water storage | Channel flow | Culverts | Flow control | Business districts | Storage facilities | North America | Colorado | United States

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