Multi-purpose Stormwater Detention Facility Completed as First Phase of Englewood, Colorado, Flood Control Project

by John M. Pflaum, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, Denver, CO, USA,
Michael R. Galuzzi, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, Denver, CO, USA,
William C. Taggart, McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


In 1980 the City of Englewood Urban Renewal Authority proceeded with planning for flood control improvements along Little Dry Creek. The selected plan includes capacity improvements for an existing 3,500-foot long box culvert and, at several bridges, widening of the existing narrow channel and construction of an off-stream detention facility near the upstream city limits. The detention facility would reduce peak flows and would economize the sizing of required improvements downstream. The paper discusses the existing conditions, design procedure, and construction.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Stormwater management | Floods | Project management | Urban areas | Existing buildings | Infrastructure construction | Culverts | Colorado | United States

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