Stormwater practices will reduce nonpoint source pollution to protect our streams and lakes. Please visit the photo log to see our progress on these projects.
One neighborhood retrofit with at least 10 rain gardens as well as rain barrels, soil testing, native landscaping and other practices.
At least one streetscape with practices such as pervious pavement, tree box filters, and bioretention.
- Walnut Streetscape - As part of the City's streetscape improvements, infiltration swales with trees were constructed along the south side of Walnut between JQH Parkway and Kimbrough. A portion of the street pavement was replaced with pervious concrete along the north side of the street. Status: Complete
- Campbell Streetcape - As part of the City's streetscape improvements, rain gardens and tree planters with curb cuts were constructed along Campbell between Mount Vernon and Walnut. Status: Complete
Detention Basin Retrofits
Two detention basins will be retrofitted with practices such as concrete channel removal, infiltration trenches, forebays, soil amendments, and outlet structure modifications. OEWRI will monitor the amount of runoff and the quality of the runoff flowing in and out of two of the basins both before and after the retrofits to measure their effectiveness.
- Greenwood Basin - This detention basin on MSU campus will be retrofitted by removing the concrete channel and constructing a rock check dam and swale that meanders through the basin to slow, spread, and soak in the runoff. Native grasses along the sides of the swale and the addition of trees to the basin will help to soak up and filter the runoff. Status: Under Construction
- Drury/SPS Basin - This detention basin on Drury/Springfield Public Schools campus will be retrofitted by removing the concrete channel and constructing a rock check dam and swale that meanders through the basin to slow, spread, and soak in the runoff. Native grasses along the swale will help to soak up and filter the runoff. The parking lot will also be retrofitted with three rain gardens to reduce and filter runoff before it gets to the basin. Status: Under Construction
Stream Corridor Improvements
One mile of stream corridor improvements such as tree planting in riparian zones.
- 22 trees planted along Jordan Creek west of Main Avenue. Status: Complete
- 290 seedlings planted along South Creek at the MSU William H. Darr Agricultural Center. Status: Complete
- 40 seedlings planted along Jordan Creek west of Main Avenue. Status: Complete
Ten non-residential sites such as schools, churches and businesses will be retrofitted with practices such as rain gardens and rainwater harvesting. Identified projects include:
- Robberson Elementary - The courtyard will be retrofitted with impervious surface removal and addition of a native grass swale, rain barrels, and trees. Status: Complete
- Boyd Elementary - A portion of the parking lot will be replaced with pervious concrete and a rain barrel will be installed to collect roof runoff. Status: Under Construction
- MSU Darr Agricultural Center - A rainwater harvesting system will be installed to collect rainwater from the roof of Pinegar Arena and use it for dust suppression in the indoor and outdoor arenas. Status: Under Construction
Public Property Retrofits
At least three public properties such as city/county campuses and parks will receive retrofits such as rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, pervious pavement and other practices.
- Watershed Center Grasspave - Grasspave was installed at the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill. Status: Complete
- Valley Water Mill Floating Wetland - A floating wetland was constructed and installed at Valley Water Mill Lake. Status: Complete
- City Environmental Resource Center - 1400 gallon cistern was installed as part of the building renovation to harvest roof runoff for landscape irrigation. Status: Complete
- Doling Park - As part of the City's Doling Park Lake & Waterways Improvements, a rain garden and wetland were constructed to filter runoff going into Doling Lake. Status: Complete
- Greene County Bioswales - Two bioswales were constructed by Greene County in a parking lot at Boonville/Webster and planted with native shrubs. Status: Complete
- City Government Plaza (Boonville and Central) - Parking lots will be retrofitted with rain gardens, pervious pavement or other practices. Status: Out to Bid for Construction
- Public Works Operations Center Pervious Concrete - A portion of the parking lot pavement will be replaced with pervious concrete. Status: Construction Starting Soon
- Public Works Operations Center Rainwater Harvesting - The feasibility of using an existing tank for rainwater harvesting is being evaluated. Status: Feasibility Study in Progress
Goal of 100 soil tests and nutrient management plans for lawns in the Big Urbie target watersheds.
- Status: 55 Completed