What is involved with this project?
This project is part of the Expanded Neighbourhood Flood Mitigation Program. The Ekota Dry Pond and Menisa Storm Relief project will improve the level of flood mitigation for up to 1:100-year rainfall event in the Ekota and Menisa neighbourhoods in the Mill Woods area.
Scope of work for the project includes the design and construction of a dry pond in Father Ivor Daniel Park in Ekota, near St. Clement's school, and approximately 800 m of storm pipes in Menisa. The Ekota Dry Pond will have a storage capacity of 11,500 m3 of water at a depth of 1.04 m during the 100 year event and will act as a surge pond and overflow collection for the low points on Mill Woods road.
- Construction of the Ekota Dry Pond started in April 2016 and is proposed to be completed by October 2016, weather permitting
- The park area will be closed until after the fall of 2017 to provide time for the new turf to be established
- Sections of the Father Ivor Daniel Park will be made available for school use; however, fully re-opening the park is not expected until after the fall of 2017.
- Construction of the storm sewers also started in April 2016 and is to be completed by October 2017.