Council Approves Cottonwood Creek & Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 02, 2015, December 02, 2015

The Arlington City Council approved the adoption of the Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan performed by Espey Consultants, Inc. at the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

The Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan was developed to update the Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek technical data based upon current and future watershed conditions, identify existing flooding problems and provided recommendations and alternatives for future capital improvement projects.

On August 3, 2010, the City Council approved a contract with Espey Consultants, Inc. of Dallas, to develop a Flood Protection Plan for the Cottonwood and Fish Creek Watersheds, in the amount of $302,000.

The information provided in the plan will supply the city with important drainage information to coordinate future development within each watershed and reduce potential flooding.

A watershed is an area of land where all of the water that falls into it drains off and flows to a common point, such as a drainage channel or creek.

You can read more about the ongoing watershed studies that the City's Stormwater Management is using to update floodplain maps and identify areas where development and erosion have affected the waterway and provide a more accurate gauge of an area's flood risk.

Along Fish Creek and Cottonwood Creek, three projects identified in the study are underway: construction of culvert improvements at Hillcrest Drive and Susan Drive is occurring and design of channel improvements along North Cottonwood creek is in progress.

Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan

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