Project Details

Rittenhouse FRS

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Project Contact: Thomas Renckly
Region: SE
District: 1 - Jack Sellers

Rittenhouse Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) is the southern-most of a system of three flood control structures (Powerline FRS, Vineyard Road FRS and Rittenhouse FRS) running parallel to the Central Arizona Project Canal between the Baseline Avenue and Ocotillo Road alignments in Pinal County. Despite being located in Pinal County, the structures primarily provide flood protection for downstream areas of Maricopa County. Rittenhouse FRS conveys stormwater runoff to the Powerline Floodway which outfalls at the East Maricopa Floodway. The structure is 3.6 miles in length and has a height of 24 feet, with a storage capacity of 4,060 acre-feet. The three structures combined capture stormwater from a 159-square-mile area including parts of the Superstition and Goldfield mountains. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was the federal sponsor. The District and the U.S. Soil Conservation Service were cost share partners on this project.

See Active Projects: "Powerline/Vineyard Road/Rittenhouse FRS/Rehabilitation or Replacement" for additional information.

Operation and Maintenance: Flood Control District
Authorization: Watershed Protection and Flood Control Act, Public Law 566
Federal Sponsor: U.S. Soil Conservation Service (NRCS)


The project was completed in 1969.

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