This drainage improvement project included three (3) main design elements: an inlet transition structure at Mt. Vernon; an outfall structure into
Gypsum Creek; and redirecting open channel flow between S. Fabrique and Windsor, into a reinforced concrete box storm sewer with area inlets. As
shown in the adjacent photograph, existing property fences, backyard landscaping, and confined workspace presented some unique challenges for
the YOUNG & ASSOCIATES design team.
During the hydraulic analysis and computation phase of the project, Y&A
examined various alternative pipe and box sizes to establish the most efficient
combination of flow capacity, space allowance, and construction cost. Storm
sewer inlets and transition structures were incorporated into the final design to
reduce flow velocity and improve overall local drainage. Public meetings were
also conducted with neighborhood groups to ensure that the project could be
constructed without adversely affecting existing landscaping and private
property. The resulting design project was extremely effective in improving
storm water conveyance, increasing property value, and improving water
quality discharge into Gypsum Creek.
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