East Side Urban Ditch

Evansville, Indiana

The goal of the project was to identify and analyze stormwater management concerns within the study watershed and provide a long-term plan to appropriately address the identified deficiencies. Field work was conducted to locate, catalog, define, describe, and depict existing flow obstructions. Field observations were photodocumented and located using Trimble GPS data collectors. Potential items of concern identified included undersized structures, embankment failures, surface sheet erosion leading to significant silt deposition, erosion at inlet and outlet points, channel profile degradation, sediment deposits and log/trash dams, inadequate vegetative cover, and other deficiencies. A recommendation for action was prepared for each observed condition of concern, including specific information regarding structural modifications, best management practices, and an estimate of the effort and cost required to resolve the condition.

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