Project Details

Phoenix Rio Salado II

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Project Contact: Don Rerick
Region: S
District: 5 - Steve Gallardo
Description:

This project involved the environmental restoration of approximately 5 miles of the Salt River within the City of Phoenix from the I-10 Bridge to 19th Avenue. The project included riparian habitat restoration, channel stabilization, river bank protection, water quality improvements, aesthetic improvements and recreational opportunities.

In 1998, the Flood Control District recommended its participation in the construction of the low flow channel feature of the project. In March 2001, the Board of Directors authorized additional District funding for the low flow channel. The low flow channel stabilizes the river gradient, safely conveys frequent flood flows and reduces the frequency of inundation of channel vegetation from flood events. The low flow channel and main bank channel stabilization system also limit scour and erosion of the channel banks and reduce the potential for disturbing landfill material that may be present adjacent to the channel.

Project design insured that the pre-project level of flood protection and river channel capacity in the 5-mile reach was not decreased by environmental restoration features. Design was completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and construction of the low flow channel was completed, in two phases, by the District.

Status:

The project is complete.



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