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

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


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: Rivers and streams | Floods | Storage facilities | Business districts | Channel flow | Water storage | Flow control | River flow | Colorado | United States

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