Worthdale Park Stream

Stormwater

Worthdale Park Stream Restoration and Stormwater Improvements

Stream Restoration and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)

The City is developing conceptual water quality project alternatives for Worthdale Park that include options to restore three (3) stream reaches within the park and to add green stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) to help treat stormwater runoff. The stream restoration and GSI will help improve water quality in the Walnut Creek watershed, reduce streambank erosion, prevent sediment pollution, and enhance habitat.

Future construction of the project(s) will be funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding. For more information on funding for this project, visit the ARPA Infrastructure Projects website.

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$243,000 (Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, and Preliminary Permitting)
Contractors:
Wildlands Engineering, Inc.

Contact

 

Megan Walsh
Senior Engineer
919-996-4009

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Stormwater

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Planning

Stream condition assessment and conceptual design is underway.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

Detailed design and permitting is expected to begin in December 2022.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Construction is expected to begin in 2024.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Schedule

DATE

ACTIVITY

Fall 2022

Develop conceptual project alternatives and select preferred design

2023

Detailed design and preliminary permitting

2024

Construction Begins

Background

Worthdale Creek, East Creek, and West Creek connect and flow through Worthdale Park and continue to flow downstream to Walnut Creek. The three streams combined receive stormwater from approximately 175 acres of developed land, including impervious areas such as streets, rooftops, and parking lots. Impervious areas prevent stormwater from soaking into the ground and increases the amount of runoff and pollutants that reach the stream.

The Worthdale Park Stream Restoration and Stormwater Improvements Project will help improve water quality in Worthdale Creek, East Creek, and West Creek by stabilizing eroded streambanks, reducing stream flow, and enhancing aquatic and riparian habitat.   

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