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1 Duggan Dry Pond and Storm Sewer Improvements Public Information Session #1 - May 30, 2013

2 Introduction Introduction of project team Housekeeping items Presentation Question period Information boards Exit Survey Please hold questions until after presentation 2

3 Today s Meeting Share information on previous flooding Discuss flood improvement plan Discuss pond landscaping options Present benefits Present project schedule Answer questions 3

4 After Today s Meeting Summarize and share community input Consider community input in work ahead Report progress and keep you informed Return to the community prior to construction 4

5 Project Location - Duggan 106 Street Calgary Trail 40 Avenue 36A Avenue 35 Avenue Street Calgary Trail 34 Avenue 40 Avenue 40 Avenue Charles Anderson Park 106 Street 111 Street

6 How Did We Get Here? Major flooding in July 2004 Flood prevention became top priority The Duggan flood prevention project was established through a study conducted in 2008 Concept Design in 2012 In October 2012, Sameng was contracted to provide engineering services for the project 6

7 What Has Been Done Since 2004? 31 neighbourhoods were identified 12 are completed 19 will be complete by 2014 Project Life: Project Budget: $146M ($105M spent so far) 7

8 What Contributed to the Flooding? Intense rainfall with large runoff volumes Stormwater flows exceeding storm sewer capacity Water ponding in low areas on the street and around houses Stormwater infiltrating into sanitary sewers Plugging of catchbasins with hail, vegetation and debris 8

9 Reported Basement Floods July 2004: Over 4,000 reported flooded basements City-wide. July 2012: Over 1,200 reported flooded basements City-wide. Year Reported Basement Floods Duggan - East of 106 Street Others 5 Total Street 40 Avenue Charles Anderson Park 36A Avenue 35 Avenue Calgary Trail 9

10 Surface Ponding Areas Surface drainage is generally from south to north Natural low areas fill up with water during severe rainfall events From Bob McMillan s LandMapper Study (2008) 10

11 Options Considered Conveyance improvements in the downstream trunk Dry pond on school site in Rideau Park Underground storage at Charles Anderson Park Dry pond at Charles Anderson Park (several options) 11

12 Proposed Sewer Improvements Dry pond at Charles Anderson Park Storm sewer improvements Catchbasin improvements 106 Street 105 Street 36A Avenue 40 Avenue 104 Street Calgary Trail Sanitary manhole sealing 35 Avenue 12

13 How Do Dry Ponds Work? 13

14 Examples of Dry Ponds Malmo Dry Pond 14

15 Examples of Dry Ponds Malmo Dry Pond 15

16 Examples of Dry Ponds Lendrum Dry Pond 16

17 Charles Anderson Park Existing Conditions Passive Park Few mature trees Small hills Park benches Picnic tables 105 Street 37 Avenue Google Maps (Acquired May 2013) 17

18 Duggan Dry Pond Landscaping Option 1 Passive Park Open play area 18

19 Duggan Dry Pond Landscaping Option 2 Informal Recreation Informal soccer play area Disk golf course Fitness equipment 19

20 Duggan Dry Pond Landscaping Option 3 Naturalized Landscape Bio retention area Native grasses Open play area Sliding area 20

21 What are the Benefits? Reduced surface ponding Reduced likelihood of sanitary backups and basement floods Less property damage Savings of time, money and inconvenience 21

22 Project Schedule Where we are now: Preliminary Design Public Information Session #2: To be determined Construction: Proposed to commence in Spring 2014 with construction completion in Fall 2014 Final Commissioning: Anticipated in September

23 Recommendations for Homeowners Install and routinely check backwater prevention valve Ensure that sump pump is functioning properly Improve lot grading to get surface water away from house Install/maintain adequate eavestroughs and downspouts Check foundations for cracks and leaks Flood Prevention Checkup Program (for advice call: ) See the Flood Prevention Program Team for more information 23

24 Discussion and Feedback Clarifying Questions? Issues, comments, concerns? Additional information needs? 24

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