Mount Elden Estates

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Wildrose Basins Debris Removal Project

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May 22, 2020: The punch list for the Wildrose Basins Debris Removal Project in Mount Elden Estates was completed this week.

The Wildrose Basins Debris Removal Project is a one-time removal of fire and flood-related sediment and debris from the basins on Wildrose Trail. This project is being funded primarily with $15,000 from Supervisor Babbott’s Community Initiative Funds. The remaining cost is being paid for by the Flood Control District. 

  • Status: Complete
  • Est. Construction Start: May 4, 2020
  • Est. Completion: May 22, 2020
  • Construction Cost: $20,000

Post-Museum Fire Watershed On-Forest Alluvial Fan Stabilization Project

The Post-Museum Fire Watershed On-Forest Alluvial Fan Stabilization Project featured the installation of on-forest sediment reduction measures, commonly known as grade control, on the eastern portion of the watershed, which accounts for about 70 percent of the watershed’s overall flows that could yield peak flows up to 100 times higher than pre-fire conditions. Left untreated, these fans would have become impaired and degrade significantly, creating massive head cuts and clogging downstream drainages with sediment. Although no project can completely eliminate sediment, these measures will help to arrest erosion (known as head cutting) and thus the alluvial fan can continue to spread out floodwater, causing some sediment to drop out instead of allowing it to travel downstream and fill up off-forest drainage structures and impact private properties. 

  • Status: Completed
  • Construction Start: April 9, 2020
  • Completion: April 30, 2020
  • Project Engineer: Natural Channel Design, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Tiffany Construction Co.
  • Construction Cost: $200,000 (excluding design fees)
  • Funded by: $158,000 U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Grant
  • Funded by: Coconino County Flood Control District