Sand Creek - Platte Grade Control Structure
Sand Creek and
This location on Sand Creek was already budgeted to receive Stormwater Enterprise funding in 2008 for an emergency capital improvement project. Unfortunately, before the materials arrived for the project, an August 25, 2008 storm partially washed out the damaged drop structure. Emergency repairs were done to protect an exposed gas line and other infrastructure, however the record rainfall on Sept. 11, 2008 washed out those repairs and the rest of the drop structure. Without the drop structure to control the grade, the creek bed dropped another 10 to 15 feet in spots as Sand Creek experienced record runoff amounts Sept. 11 and 12. This damage necessitated the closure of the
The permanent repairs started shortly after and were completed in January 2009. The project included the installation of metal sheets, pounded 30 feet deep to the bedrock downstream of the
In addition to the wall, the sides of the creek have been reinforced with large boulders called riprap. This will help protect sanitary sewer lines that run along the banks of the creek.
Stormwater Enterprise Funding: $650,000