Madrid Stormwater Improvement Project

Madrid

About the Project

green_houseThe Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program is seeking input and feedback on preliminary design ideas for the Madrid Stormwater Improvement Project. 

Under contract with the AML Program beginning in July 2012, Rangeland Hands and their team have been developing preliminary design ideas for improving stormwater drainage in Madrid.  The designs identify green stormwater practices and water harvesting measures in conjunction with engineered stormwater improvements.

Currently, two design alternatives are available for review and comment: one alternative shows a surface drainage system and the other show a buried pipe system. While the alternative preferred by both the AML Program and participants at the May 29 Public Meeting is the surface drainage system, the final design may contain elements of both systems. To view the designs, see the Project Documents page.

Background for Madrid Stormwater Improvement Project

In 2010 and 2011, the AML Program and its contractor, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, conducted a community planning effort in Madrid to determine which public improvement projects the community is interested in and, of those projects, which the AML Program is able to fund. The AML Program and the community identified improvements to stormwater drainage as the primary project of interest, focusing on the east slope in the community, where runoff and sediment production are intensified by unreclaimed coal mine waste, or gob piles. Public comment indicated a high level of interest in maximizing stormwater harvesting opportunities for beneficial reuse as an integral part of stormwater improvements.

In July 2012, the AML Program contracted Rangeland Hands and their team to investigate possible options for improving stormwater drainage in Madrid through green stormwater practices and water harvesting measures in conjunction with engineered stormwater improvements.  The preliminary design ideas are now available for review and comment.

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