Gilbert Chandler ADMS
This study was completed in 1993. The purpose of the study was to produce a foundation and tool for use in coordinated planning of drainage solution alternative analysis in this portion of the east valley.
The study area was about 120 square miles in area and is approximately bounded by Interstate 10 on the west, by the Western Canal and US60 on the north, by the Roosevelt Water Conservation District Canal on the east, and Queen Creek Road on the south. The area was relatively flat with the slope generally from east to west then southwest toward the Gila Drain.
Historically the area belonged to the lower Queen Creek watershed. However, it was cut off by the construction of the East Maricopa Floodway. Negotiations with the Gila River Indian Community provided new opportunities for the establishment of a regional gravity out fall for east valley stormwater to the Gila River.
The area was rapidly urbanizing with a transition from agriculture (mostly cotton farming) to single-family suburban developments. Localized retention facilities were the common means of stormwater control in the area at the time of the study. However, many of these basins needed outlets to drain stormwater to prevent public health problems and to provide flooding protection for back-to-back storms.
Southeast Mesa ADMP
The study was conducted in 1997. The study area is approximately bounded by the Maricopa County/Pinal County line (Meridian Road) to the east, the East Maricopa Floodway (EMF) to the west, the Rittenhouse channel and Queen Creek Road to the south, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal to the northeast, extending north to Brown Road near Hawes Road, and an approximate diagonal line from Hawes Road and the CAP south to Power Road and the Superstition Freeway limits.
The study effort included data collection, alternatives formulation, alternatives analysis, aerial mapping and survey, and preliminary design tasks.
The southern area of this study has been restudied under the East Mesa ADMP.