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Detention Pond Nearing Completion


Work is underway  just north of Woodmen Road between Rangewood Drive and Yellowwood Drive to build a full spectrum detention pond to help manage stormwater flows and maintain the quality of water returning back to our creeks. About 18,000 cubic yards, the equivalent of 6 Olympic-size swimming pools, was removed from the site and will be later used in a large stormwater project to stabilize the channel along Sand Creek near Platte Avenue.

photo of the detention pondPictured here is the “forebay” which captures rain and snow melt and slowly releases it into the City’s stormwater system. This prevents the system from being overwhelmed during large storm events and captures sediment that will later be cleared from the forebay.

This detention pond, which will be complete in January (weather dependent) is one of several that are being constructed around Colorado Springs to reduce stormwater flows and prevent sediment from going down Fountain Creek.