Updating the surface drainage in Kernohan Park to reduce the risk of flooding to both the park and surrounding buildings.
Surface drainage in Kernohan Park, northeast Edmonton, needs to be updated to address the issue of cross-lot flooding. Currently, snowmelt and rainwater collects in a treed area, causing water to flood onto nearby properties. A new catch basin and underground stormline pipes will be installed near Ravine Estates condominium to catch snowmelt and rainwater and drain it away from the park. This work is expected to start in late May 2023 and is anticipated to take two months. Residents adjacent to the park will receive a letter outlining the work in the spring.
A small stand of trees will need to be removed to accommodate the work. After the underground storm lines are installed and surface regrading is complete, most of the trees will not be replaced. This is due to the new slopes being created to address the flooding, as well as the requirement to leave the area open to more sunshine, allowing water that may collect a chance to evaporate more quickly.
Tree removals are scheduled to take place in February 2023.
Trees removed in February
Regrading work expected to start in May
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