FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Black Pond Slough Detention Facility for Floodwaters   [open pdf - 28KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "The City of McGehee has experienced flooding in the residential area east of and adjacent to Black Pond Slough many times over the last 10 years. [...] The proposed mitigation alternative was the construction of a detention basin on the west side of the affected subdivision. It was conceived for the storm water to flow and to be held in the 17-acre basin for a period of time instead of overflowing into the subdivision. When the slough returns to normal levels, the water in the basin would be slowly pumped back into the ditch." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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