Project: River Oaks (Old Orchard) Storm Water Detention Basin Retrofit/Restoration (SN2-08) Project #: SN2-08 Lead Agency: City of Dearborn Heights Status: Active Project Description:The Old Orchard Pond was restored to create a wetland natural habitat and improve water quality along the Rouge River. Sediment that has filled the pond was tested and removed, the outlet structure was reconstructed to the original design, and the pond banks were stabilized. This is a collaborative effort between local residents, the City of Dearborn Heights and Wayne County. This project is part of a bigger project that will include a new wetland that will receive the discharge from the Old Orchard Pond. Project/Report Summary :Through the collaborative effort of the City of Dearborn Heights, Wayne County and the River Oaks Neighborhood Association, the project demonstrates the possibility of retrofitting existing detention ponds and basins for detention, creation of natural wetland areas, and treatment of storm water runoff.
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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.
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Page 1aAPPROVED FORAG ENDA OFw ‘4’June 13,2014 _ A,” 224 L?City of Dearborn Heights6045 Fenton AvenueDearborn Heights, Mi 48127Attention: Honorable Daniel S. Patetko, MayorRe: City of Dearborn HeightsOid Orchard Pond RestorationDesign Engineering ProposalDear Mayor:At your request, we have prepared this proposal to assist your City in the restoration of theOld Orchard Pond located in the River Oaks Subdivision. The Old Orchard Pond, originallyestablished in the 1930’s, has become stagnant, developing mosquitoes and causing bankerosion of adjacent areas, due to the lack of a functioning storm water system. The pond ispresently degraded, with severe accumulation of sediment, causing taiiure of the ponddrainage system. The natural spring feeding the pond has also been biocked, causingstagnation of flow, mosquito infestation, and shoreline erosion. Due to these conditions,proper storm water detention and moderation of storm water levels within the pond alsocannot occur.The goats of the proposed Project are the foilowing1a Reverse ongoing degradation (sediment and debris accumulation, stagnant water,mosquito infestation) within the Old Orchard Pond to control stormwater runoff andimprove water quality Witnin the Pond.8 Create a Forebay area in the Pond to enhance future treatment for sedimentremoval.e Rehabiiitate the Pond outiet structure to estabiisb proper detention of storm waterrun~oft.@ Remove dead and fallen trees and stabilize the banks with vegetation in theseaffected areas.To accomplish the above obiectives, it is proposed to hydraulicaily dredge the pond toremove accumutated sediments and the pond spillway structure wiil be reconfigured toWade trim Associates, Inc. 734.947.970025251 Nortniine Road 8004822864RD. Box 20 734.947.9726 fax é4§Taytor. M? 48180 wwwwadetrimcom \m’»)
Page 2City of Dearborn HeightsJune 13,2014Page 2regulate storm water outflow from the pond. Our office will prepare pians and specificationsand assist the City in obtaining the necessary permits from MDEQ and Wayne County tomeet the goats of this project. .To proceed with the Project, we hereby request authorization from the City to preparedesign plans and specifications, acquire the necessary permits for construction, andadvertise for bids in the amount not to exceed $40,000. After bids are received, arecommendation for award will be submitted to the City for your consideration. Uponauthorization to proceed, we can begin work immediately. If you have any questionsregarding this proposal, feel free to contact our office.Very truiy yours,We Trim Associates, inc.Daniel R. Brooks, PEDRB:jelDHT WOO—MTOid Orchard Pond Prop’osaidoocc: Mr. William Zimmer, Public Service Administrator
Marge Horvath, who stated that the pond is privately owned by the neighborhood association in River Oaks, not by the city.Source: Down River Sunday Times
Pribak also recommended the removal of dead and fallen trees and stabilizing the banks with vegetation, rehabilitating the pond outlet structure to establish proper detention of storm water run-off, creating a forebay area in the pond to enhance future treatment for sediment removal and to reverse the ongoing degradation within the pond to control stormwater and improve water quality in the pond. Source: Down River Sunday Times.