Palisades Drainage Master Plan | El Paso, Texas
Client: El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU)
Huitt-Zollars completed a Master Plan for a 200-acre natural open space canyon acquired by EPWU. Huitt-Zollars investigated the existing conditions in the canyon, which included an existing dam, vegetation and wildlife, hiking trails, access roads, and a culvert at Robinson Road. Huitt-Zollars performed preliminary drainage calculations and determined watershed areas, runoff volumes, and sediment transport potential. Defined infrastructure needs for the Master Plan include expansion of the dam, channelization, sediment basin, and larger culvert. Open space enhancements and recreational elements were integrated into the Master Plan and included a pedestrian and bicycle underpass, roundabout on Robinson Road, trailhead, parking, interpretive sites and trails.