Lucasville Pond Retrofit

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This project upgrades the existing pond, located at 10216 Magnolia Grove Drive, to a Virginia DEQ-credited Level 2 pond, meaning it provides both increased stormwater retention capacity and greater water quality treatment.

  • Construction to begin September 2023
Timeline: September 2023 - August 2024
  • Wildlife Relocation Services: Present - September 18, 2023
  • Construction Mobilization and Site Prep: September 1 - September 18, 2023
  • Dewatering of Pond: September 18, 2023
Wildlife Partnerships: The City has partnered with the Wildlife Rescue League (WLR) to safely trap and move the turtles located within the Lucasville Pond downstream.
  • As of August 29, 2023, the WRL has relocated 750 turtles!
  • Received a permit from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for this effort.
  • To learn more about WRL, visit here.
  • Solitude Lake Management will be performing fish relocation services for the Lucasville Pond of behalf of the City. To learn more about their safe methods, visit here.
Proposed improvements for this facility include:
  • A forebay at the main inflow
  • An upper shelf wetland/high marsh area
  • An aquatic bench around the pond perimeter
  • Increased storage volume (dredging) below the existing permanent pool elevation and the addition of aerator/bubblers.
  • View Plans

Informational Meetings:

See how volunteers have cared for turtles in Lucasville Pond:

Contact: Susie Orndorff, Stormwater Administrator

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