Winters Branch Pond Rehabilitation

Winters Branch
This project rehabilitates the existing extended detention pond, located behind 9501 Dean Park Lane, by dredging the pond and forebay, restoring the aquatic bench, repairing the riser structure, and providing public engagement opportunities. View the project plans here.

Current Status:  
  • Construction began in October 2023
  • Timeline: September 2023 – Spring 2024
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Trails and area surrounding pond will be closed to the public beginning November 9, 2023. See diagram below, the trails in pink will be closed. Detour signs will be in place.
Winters Branch Diagram

Proposed improvements for this facility include:
  • Public Engagement Opportunities
    • Installing educational signs and a 15’x30 viewing platform over the north bank of the pond
  • Micropool & Forebay Rehabilitation
    • Restoring the grading back to original design to increase stormwater retention capacity and water quality treatment.
    • Repairing the gabion baskets of the forebay weir
  • Aquatic Bench Restoration
    • Restoring and replanting the aquatic bench, which is 10 feet wide and 6 inches below the normal bool level. The bench facilitates habitat growth in and around the pond, and also provides a public safety feature.
  • Other Necessary Maintenance
    • Repairing the asphalt trails and damaged sluice gate on riser structure
    • Removing excess vegetation from the spillway riser and at the toe of the dam
    • Improving the maintenance access gate

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