Ian Paton and Hayes Lenhart, Wright Water Engineers and Eliot Wong, Contech Engineered Solutions
"After the Waldo Canyon Wildfire - The Williams Canyon Project"
When the Waldo Canyon wildfire swept through the mountains north of Manitou Springs in June 2012, Williams Canyon was one of several severely burned drainage basins. The 2.7 square mile Williams Canyon watershed drains into Manitou Springs and, in 2013, several flash flood events occurred down Williams Canyon and into the town.
The help mitigate the effects from the increased flood risk, funding from several federal and state agencies was used for two major phases of the Williams Canyon Project: Phase 1 involved constructing approximately 1,000 feet of improved channel with structural concrete and soil nail walls in the steep, narrow mouth of the canyon, removal of two residential structures to create space for a debris basin and installation of three steel nets for capturing flood debris. Phase 2 involved extending the channel improvements for approximately 500 additional feet through an existing residential neighborhood and included removing two additional residential structures.
Michael Gifford, President/CEO of AGC of Colorado
"CDPHE Stormwater Administrator Program (AGC CSEP Program)"
In 2010 the Colorado Legislature approved HB10-1026, which established a Stormwater Administrator Program. The Associated General Contractors of Colorado was designated as the state's first (and only) Stormwater Administrator in October 2012, and has been operating a program ever since. Hear a history of the AGC's Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program, why HB-1026 was approved, how it works, and the initial results. Also learn how an MS4 could participate in the program and get credit for monthly inspections by program participants
Carrie Powers, City of Glendale and Tracey Pond, City of Golden
"MS4 Construction Programs: Compliant vs Effective"
This short presentation will include a discussion on determining compliant versus effective MS4 Construction Programs and will help the attendee understand how to develop their own effective program. The presentation will also include a case study of an effective MS4 Construction Program in the City of Golden.