Project Details

ADOT Pit and Diversion Channel

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Project Contact: Don Rerick
Region: SE
District: 1 - Denny Barney

During the 1980s, the District, the Salt River Project and the communities of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe sought to solve common flooding problems in the southeast valley by enlarging the historic Gila Drain, which outfalls to the Gila River through the Gila River Indian Community. This solution proved to be unfeasible, and the agencies advanced a series of three projects in its place: the 48th Street Storm Drain, the ADOT/Pit Diversion Channel and the Gila Drain Storm Drain.

The ADOT Pit and Diversion Channel project consists of a diversion channel east of I-10 between Elliot Road and Warner Road which outfalls to the existing Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) borrow pit located just south of Warner Road. The City of Tempe was the design and construction lead for the project and in accordance with the project IGA, Tempe and the District were cost share partners with a $1.4 million cap for District costs. The City of Tempe is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project.

Owner and Maintenance: City of Tempe
Resolution #: 83-15
IGA #: FCD86004; FCD86016


The project was completed in 1987.

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