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Transportation & Government Services
Flood Control System Evaluation
Perform an evaluation of the City’s Flood Control System to determine the performance under the 10-year, 50-year, 100-year, and 500-year storm events to determine if existing stations could be abandoned and/or deficiencies exist requiring upgrades to the overall Flood Control System.
The Storm Water Capital Fund has sufficient cash to provide the match.
Within the next 6-12 months
OEPA Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, State Revolving Loan Fund
The City lies within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Miami Conservancy District (MCD), which oversees flood control infrastructure throughout the Great Miami River watershed. Within Dayton, this infrastructure includes levees/floodwalls and a series of gate valves and pump stations to discharge stormwater runoff in the event of high water in the river system. The City owns and has been maintaining the gate valves and pump stations under an agreement with MCD.
In 2014, the City of Dayton completed a Storm Master Plan, but data was not sufficient at that time to properly model the flood control system to determine if and where improvements may be needed. To ensure the City’s system can operate under various storm events, this evaluation will determine where weaknesses may exist in the current flood control system and outline necessary improvements to ensure the levee system can meet levee accreditation requirements and mitigate any flooding interior to the levee system.