The study will begin in January and focus on the restoration and protection of the Cheyenne Creek and Upper Fountain Creek watersheds, city officials explained Wednesday in a news release. The study is anticipated to be a one-year project resulting in the creation of a master plan to guide future efforts in these areas.
“This work will assess impacts to the stream corridors and develop conceptual plans for mitigation of flooding and sedimentation, and restoration of the corridors,” according to the release.
The grant application was submitted in November via a partnership of the City of Colorado Springs, the Fountain Creek Watershed Control and the Greenway District. The study is expected to cost $437,500.
Funding streams for the project are as follows:
“The Master Plan will include Upper Fountain Creek from the confluence with Monument Creek to Woodland Park; and for Cheyenne Creek from its confluence with Fountain Creek to its start in Teller County,” according to the release. “Master plans are to guide communities towards prioritization and implementation of stream rehabilitation and restoration projects that protect life and property from flood hazards.”