Stormwater Management Planning for the Rush Creek Watershed, Arlington, Texas

by Duke G. Altman, Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, United States,
William H. Espey, Jr., Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, United States,
David D. Gieber, Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, United States,
Jerome F. Ewen, Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


Persistent planning focused through the City of Arlington and a Citizen Stormwater Management Implementation Committee has initiated the developed of a City stormwater management program that considers the unique characteristics of individual watersheds. The 34-square mile Rush Creek Watershed is approximately 50% developed with a majority of the undeveloped area being located in upstream areas. The proposed watershed plan utilizes a combination of structural and nonstructural measures to solve existing flooding problems as well as updating drainage policies and procedures aimed at preventing future problems from developing. To compliment and enhance the planning effort, the establishment of linear parks within the stream corridors has been identified as a major objective in maximizing utilization of the watershed's environmentally attractive features. Creation of an enterprise fund and bonding presently appear to offer the best mechanisms for funding.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Watersheds | Rivers and streams | Urban areas | Parks | Drainage | Municipal water | Texas | United States

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