Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Page updated on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Lake Cook Stormwater Management Retrofit ProjectLake Cook Location Map

Lake Cook is located along Eisenhower Avenue in Cameron Run Regional Park, adjacent to Great Waves Waterpark.  The Lake Cook Stormwater Management Retrofit Project will retrofit the existing fishing pond to a stormwater wet pond.  This wet pond will act as a stormwater best management practice (BMP) to help filter pollutants, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment out of the stormwater that enters the pond.  

The City of Alexandria Public Art Program has selected artist David Hess to join the Lake Cook design team to integrate public art into the retrofit project. 

Project Goals and Benefits

  • Upgrade the lake to to better treat stormwater runoff to help meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates and protect downstream waterways
  • Enhance amenities, create new trail connections and new fishing opportunities
  • Landscaping with native plants to discourage geese and provide habitat for riparian birds and animals 
  • New educational signage with ecological and stormwater information around the trail

Lake Cook Artist Perspective   Lake Cook Illustrative Site Plan

Funding

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) awarded the City a $1.2 million Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant for this project. 

Schedule

Construction on this project started in May 2017 and is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

Ben Brenman Pond Stormwater Management Retrofit ProjectBen Brenman Pond Location Map

Ben Brenman Pond, also called Cameron Station Pond, is located in Ben Brenman Park.  The Ben Brenman Pond Stormwater Management Retrofit Project will retrofit the existing "level 1" stormwater wet pond to a "level 2" stormwater wet pond.  This wet pond acts as a stormwater BMP to help filter pollutants, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment out of the stormwater that enters the pond.  

PROJECT GOALs AND BENEFITS

  • Upgrade the lake to to better treat stormwater runoff to help meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates and protect downstream waterways
  • Landscaping with native plants to discourage geese and provide habitat for riparian birds and animals 
  • New educational signage with ecological and stormwater information around the trail

    Ben Brenman Pond Concept Plan

FUNDING

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) awarded the City a $1.75 million   Stormwater Local Assistance Fund grant for this project. 

SCHEDULE

Design on this project is expected to continue through winter 2017.


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