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Main Street and Buena Vista Detention Basin Project
Over the last few years there have been a few large rainfall events on the Main Street drainage basin that have caused significant runoff events and flooding along Main Street. The two most recent flooding events occurred on July 13, 2018 and August 11, 2018.
Washington City hired Bowen Collins & Associates (BC&A) to analyze the existing storm drainage system within the Main Street drainage basin and develop recommendations for infrastructure improvements to mitigate this flooding along Main Street. Preliminary flood mitigation alternatives were presented to the Washington City Council in a work meeting on August 21, 2018.
At the meeting the City Council requested the BC&A evaluate the following three flood mitigation alternatives further:
Based on our analysis and preliminary designs BC&A recommends the City prioritize moving forward with the following alternatives:
These two alternatives will provide the safest, most robust solutions to mitigate flooding along
First phase of the projects complete. Second phase will enlarge the basins for a larger holding capacity. Second phase will start when funding from the NRCS is released anticipating fall of 2020