February 19, 2015 – Two years ago, Civiltec began working with Coconino County on a project to mitigate flooding in the Paintbrush neighborhood north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Having completed the first half of the project, focusing on the North Alignment Corridor, the team is now embarking on the second half of the endeavor to shore up the Southern Corridor.

CoconinoCoconino County stretches out over a land that is diverse, historic, and stunningly beautiful. Though the area is quite temperate compared to surrounding desert terrain, storms can bring intense flash floods and the department of Public Works is faced with unique challenges when it comes to keeping residents, and their property, safe.

Funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection project has been approved by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Coconino County’s Flood Control District. Working with Coconino County’s Dustin Woodman (Engineering Division Manager), JD Brice (Capital Improvements Project Manager), and Lucinda Adriana (Deputy Director of Public Works) the Civiltec team is planning to break ground on the second phase of the project in April.

Working in the Coconino National Forest at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, the second phase of the project will begin with utility relocation. Once utilities have been moved, improvements will be made on the drainage corridor, and a large regional water detention facility will be built near Highway 89. The project is scheduled to be completed by July of this year, in order to ensure that residents are protected for the coming monsoon season.

Check back here for updates in the coming months.

Previous Civiltec posts about the Paintbrush Corridor:
Emergency Watershed Protection Project Completed
Flood Mitigation for Paintbrush Corridor in Coconino County
Arizona Daily Sun Features Civiltec Project