Phoenix No. 2 Detention Ponds


Location

The Phoenix No. 2 Detention Ponds are located on the Trail Creek tributary of Clear Creek, on Trail Creek Road near Idaho Springs

The Phoenix No. 2 Detention Ponds are located on the Trail Creek tributary of Clear Creek, on Trail Creek Road near Idaho Springs

The Phoenix Lode No 2 reinforced concrete pipe Extension

The Phoenix Lode No 2 reinforced concrete pipe Extension

Summary

The Best Management Practices (BMP) construction design at this site was formulated to enhance pre-existing conditions in this very narrow and steep creek using an existing concrete dam and existing earthen dam which were enhanced to provide two wet detention basins in the creek. The detention basins were designed for large storm event flood control in tandem with energy dissipation structures to support a more comprehensive approach to runoff management.

Based on the site hydrologic engineering goals were:

  1. to capture Total Suspended Solids (TSS), which should also serve to reduce metals loadings to Clear Creek; and
  2. improve the performance of existing hydraulic structures (culverts).

Read the Final Project Report, contained in the Targeted Watershed Grant Final Report, and view a map of the project area.