About the Event
To reduce downstream flooding and improve water quality, the City of Colorado Springs will construct a detention pond with a short walking trail in the open space just south of the intersection of Scarborough and Potomac.
Residents are invited to attend an open house to learn more about this project, how it benefits the neighborhood and what it will look like after construction, which is scheduled for late fall 2018 or early 2019.
(In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workshop should make the request by calling 719-385-5440 no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.)
The City of Colorado Springs is required to control stormwater runoff to maintain water quality and control flooding downstream in Colorado Springs. The best way to meet these requirements is to store runoff water in detention ponds and release runoff at lower rates which have less impact on the environment. To prevent downstream flooding and erosion, the detention pond must hold and drain water from larger storms such that runoff can be released at rates which match runoff rates prior to land development. To enhance water quality, ponds are constructed to store and slowly release runoff from smaller storms that occur frequently, thereby removing sediment and debris.
Building a detention pond in the open space behind Scarborough Drive near Potomac will help control stormwater and improve water quality. When complete, it will have minimal visual impact to the adjoining neighborhood and will be constructed with a maintenance trail that can also be used as a neighborhood walking trail.