Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond 


As a part of the County's effort to protect our waters, the stormwater pond  (Pond - 10855) within the Watkins Meadow community was selected for upgrade because of its age and need for maintenance, as well as to help reduce stormwater pollution draining into our streams.

Watkins Meadow pond was converted from a dry pond to a wet pond, meaning it now holds water permanetly and provides improved water quality benefits for the Seneca Creek Watershed. Prior to the pond improvements water was held temporarily after storms and was otherwise dry between storms. Other improvements to the pond include; 1) replacement of the old riser structure with a new concrete riser, 2) safety upgrades to the dam embankment to prevent water seepage, and 3) the planting of trees, shrubs and aquatic plants to provide aquatic habitat and to enhance to overall ecology in and around the pond.   

Various public events were held throughout the design phase for residents to learn about and provide input on the project. 


Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond

Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond - Before Construction 2018

Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond

Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond - After Construction 2020


Map of Watkins Meadow Stormwater Pond
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Public Events and Project Schedule

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Survey and Site Analysis

Spring 2013

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Preliminary Site Assessment

Summer 2013

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Public Meeting

July 29, 2014
Upcounty Regional Services Center

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Concept Design Plans

Summer 2014

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Final Plans

Fall 2019

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Spring 2019 - Spring 2020

*Project schedule is tentative and dates are subjected to change.