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The Lake James to Fontenelle Park Project is one of a series of projects in the Minne Lusa Basin intended to remove and/or control flows in the Combined Sewer System which will reduce the frequency, magnitude and duration of CSOs.
This project specifically is intended to expand the size and storage capacity of the existing Fontenelle Pond and separate portions of the upstream drainage basins to direct additional stormwater for detention in the improved Fontenelle Pond. By providing additional storage capacity, stormwater flow rates and volumes will be reduced in the downstream combined sewer system, thereby potentially reducing the size and cost of downstream facilities and reducing overflows to the Missouri River. By partnering with City Parks for this project, the Pond will be expanded. Water quality in the Pond will be improved and, with the additional depth anticipated, it may be stocked with fish provided by Nebraska Game and Parks.
The project will be constructed in two separate construction packages. The construction of the Fontenelle Pond Improvements is underway, allowing for the Pond to be drained and excavated. Additional sewer construction and structures to control trash and water quality within the park will also be built with this construction package.
The Lake James to Fontenelle Park Sewer Separation construction is anticipated to begin in the spring/summer of 2018 to the south, west and north of Fontenelle Park. This sewer separation construction will convey stormwater to the new and improved Fontenelle Park Pond.
City Project Name: Fontenelle Park Lagoon Improvements
City Project Name: Lake James to Fontenelle Sewer Separation