Floodplain acquisition, environmental restoration and water quality improvements
| Demolition of buildings
|| Completed October 2013 |
| Design of detention basin
|| Completed December 2013|
| Detention basin construction
|| Completed July 2014|
| Plant trees on site
|| Planned for fall 2014|
#1 The private school next to Briar Creek at 1727 Providence Road repeatedly flooded during routine storms.
#2 Briar Creek is impaired because of pollution.Solution Part 1:
To reduce flood losses, Storm Water Services bought the Dore Academy property in 2011 through a voluntary buyout. The buildings were torn down and the floodplain is being returned to open space.Solution Part 2:
A detention basin was added to the site. This will improve water quality in Briar Creek and temporarily hold some excess runoff from Providence Road during small storm events.#1 - The Buyout
Dore Academy opened its doors in 1978. Built in the floodplain along Briar Creek, the school was often threatened by floodwater. Because flooding is a natural occurrence during heavy rain, the school and local government had no way to stop the creek from overflowing its banks.