Harmon Park Drainage Improvements Phase 2

Project details

  • Location: Rockford, Illinois
  • Client: City of Rockford
  • Construction Cost: $980,000
  • Scope of Work: Topographic Survey, Storm Water Detention Analysis and Design, Roadway Design, Energy Dissipation Design, Mass Grading, Construction Observation
  • Project Schedule: Completed - 2016
  • WHA Team: Corey Buck, P.E., Dale Hamilton, P.E., Tim Anderson

Phase I, II & III Services

This project is the cornerstone phase of a 10-phase project that began in 2007 to reduce major flooding events in the Harmon Park area of Rockford.  It involved the transformation of a park into a detention area / green space which is usable during dry weather but carries major storm water flows during wet weather.  Inlet and outlet energy dissipation and safety were major influences on the final design, since part of the area is still a park.  Just under 28,000 cubic yards of earth was removed from the site during the construction of the detention area.  The project integrates modern-day detention practices into a residential area that was not developed with the thought of storm water detention in mind.  This project was a 2017 ACEC Merit Award Winner.