2016 Log Pond Run Diversion Channel Restoration
General

Problem Description

The City of Newark is requesting financial assistance for the construction of its Log Pond Run Diversion Channel Restoration project.  The Log Pond Run Diversion Channel was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s to divert flood waters from Log Pond Run.  The Diversion Channel contains 700 feet of armored channel upstream of the confluence with Log Pond Run, a tributary of Raccoon Creek.  Large sections of these armored stream banks have collapsed and have eroded areas downstream.  The proposed restoration of the Log Pond Run Diversion Channel will stabilize the stream banks, improve storm water management, and improve water quality.  Phase 1 of this project, the engineering and design, was funded through the Partners in Watershed Management grant program in 2015.

Solution Description

The project will re-stabilize the banks of the Log Pond Run Diversion Channel, reduce erosion and sedimentation, and maintain the stream's flood capacity through the use of conventional stabilization technique coupled with best management practices.  The project will also reduce downstream sediment loads in Raccoon Creek.  The project will benefit the City of Newark and Licking county.

The City of Newark has obtained letters of support from the Licking County Health Department and the Licking Soil and Water Conservation District.

Grant Funding

Total Project Cost:   $348,090
Requested Grant:   $302,193
Grant Awarded:   $175,000

Location Information

The Log Pond Run Diversion Channel is located in the City of Newark in Licking County.  The area to be addressed is upstream of the confluence with Raccoon Creek. 

Activity Log

This grant was approved by the Board of Directors on February 19, 2016.

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