The District completed the Durango Area Drainage Master Plan to develop and evaluate solutions to mitigate flooding hazards in the Durango drainage area. The study recommended a regional channel and basin in the vicinity of the Salt River Project Buckeye Feeder Canal to intercept storm water flows and provide an outfall to the Agua Fria River. The project would reduce flooding hazards and provide a 100-year outfall in the Durango drainage area.
This project constructs the portion of the recommended plan located between 75th Avenue and 107th Avenue, one-half mile north of the Broadway Road alignment. The channel was partially constructed as a series of linear retention basins by developers through efforts coordinated by the City of Phoenix. The Project includes design and construction of two basins along the channel alignment, additional channel segments, and additional box culverts.