Cold Climate Solution

by J. Brett Jokela, P.E., Principal Engineer; Montgomery Watson, Anchorage, AK,
Clinton Pinks, Landscape Arch.; Land Design North, Anchorage,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 3, Pg. 60-63

Document Type: Feature article


To reduce turbidity in sedimentation-basin discharge, Anchorage, Alaska, is experimenting with constructed wetlands to augment storm-water discharge treatment from several storm-drain systems. The largest project—the 5.7 ha (14 ac) South Anchorage Snow Disposal and Sedimentation Basin—will treat discharges from more then 445 ha (1,100 ac) of residential, commercial, and industrial drainage and runoff from a 7 ha (17 ac) snow-disposal site. The project will play a significant role in the city's permit-compliance strategy.

Subject Headings: Cold regions

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