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El proyecto Two Basin Drainage, también conocido como “Platte to Pakhill Stormwater Systems”, es un plan controversial para mejorar la infraestructura de drenaje en el noreste de Denver. Muchos vecindarios del noreste de Denver (incluyendo Cole, Clayton, Elyna-Swansea, Park Hill, North City Park, and Globeville) son víctimas de inundaciones severas, porque están en una llanura de inundación natural y no poseen suficiente infraestructura para lidiar con tormentas. El proyecto tomará lugar en la parte norte de Monclair Basin (vea el mapa) y busca renovar el drenaje para proteger vecindarios de inundaciones catastróficas. Críticos han relacionado este proyecto a las necesidades de detención de aguas de tormentas, para remodelar la I-70 Este y el National Western Center, aunque ningún vínculo ha sido hecho oficialmente.

El diseño final del proyecto no ha sido publicado, pero la ciudad de Denver recientemente aceptó un plan para incrementar la capacidad de retención de agua de tormenta en City Park Golf Course y para abrir un canal en la avenida 39, entre Steele Street y Franklin Street. La ciudad rechazó otro plan para una serie de pequeños lagos de detención en el vecindario de Cole. Este plan incluye una gran renovación del Globeville Landing Park, agregando grandes drenajes abiertos como también innovadores humedales, cambiando los límites existentes y la forma del parque. Los tres planes han recibido oposición pública y la decisión final fue retrasada varias veces. Será construido por la multinational Construction Company Kiewit, coordinada por City of Denver, Public Works. Los fondos para este proyecto provienen del Ciudad de Denver, tratamiento de aguas residuales, y el Colorado Department of Transportation, con un estimado total de cercano a los $300 millones.

The Two Basin Drainage Project (TBDP), also known as “Platte to Parkhill Stormwater Systems,” is a controversial plan to improve drainage infrastructure in Northeast Denver. Many Northeast Denver neighborhoods (including Cole, Clayton, Elyria-Swansea, Park Hill, North City Park, and Globeville) often experience severe flooding because they exist in a natural floodplain and lack sufficient stormwater infrastructure. The project will take place in the northern part of the Montclair Basin (see map), and seeks to update drainage in order to protect neighborhoods from catastrophic flooding. Critics have related this project to stormwater detention needs for the redevelopment of I-70 East and the National Western Center; however, no clear relationship has been made official.

The official project design has not yet been released, but the City of Denver recently accepted a plan to increase stormwater retention capacity in City Park Golf Course and an open channel on 39th Avenue between Steele Street and Franklin Street. The City rejected another plan for a series of smaller detention ponds in the Cole neighborhood. The plan also includes a major overhaul of Globeville Landing Park, adding large open drainage as well as innovative “wetlands” landscaping, changing the existing boundaries and form of the park. All three plans have received some vocal public opposition and a final decision was delayed several times. It will be constructed by the multinational construction company Kiewit and coordinated by City of Denver Public Works. Project funding will come from the City of Denver, wastewater treatment fees from Denver Public Works, as well as the Colorado Department of Transportation. The estimated total cost is nearly $300 million. See the Economics page for additional information.


South platte river to park hill: stormwater systems

City and County of Denver, Department of Public Works. "About Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems." Mar 2016. JPG. http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/platte-park-hill-stormwater.html [Downloaded on 20 Apr 2016]

City and County of Denver, Department of Public Works. "About Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems." Mar 2016. JPG. http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/platte-park-hill-stormwater.html [Downloaded on 20 Apr 2016]