Saddle Run Stormwater System Improvements

Columbus, Ohio

This project included studying the flow characteristics of an open channel conveying runoff from a residentially developed 550-acre watershed. Single-family residential parcels adjacent to the unnamed channel have experienced chronic flooding over the years, and it was suspected that a downstream 1880's-era railroad culvert was over capacity. Based upon the findings and recommendations of the hydraulic and hydrologic study, a letter report recommending design alternatives and solutions was created. Authorization to develop improvement plans to mitigate the flooding is contingent on DOSD review and approval of the findings. Additional tasks included review of flooding and water in basement complaints, field investigations, construction plan surveying, and a public meeting.