Project Details

48th Street Storm Drain

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Project Contact: Charlie Klenner
Region: SE
District: 1 - Jack Sellers

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 48th Street Storm Drain consists of a storm drain from Baseline Road from approximately 1/3 mile west of 48th Street to 48th Street, proceeding north along 48th Street approximately 2.5 miles to the 48th Street Drain. The project was constructed in two phases with the City of Tempe as the construction lead. Per the IGA, the cities of Tempe and Phoenix, the Town of Gilbert and the District were cost share partners. The cities of Tempe and Phoenix are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the project located within their jurisdictions.

Owner and Maintenance: Phoenix and Tempe
IGA#: FCD86018


The project was completed in 1988.

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