The Exploration Green Detention Facility: Community-Driven Drainage Improvement (Source: Stormwater Solutions)
By Abby Stanhouse
The Exploration Green Detention Facility is a project by the Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA) with the goal of reducing area flooding and improving the well-being of the community. The multi-phase green infrastructure project is a series of five wet-bottom detention basins situated on a 178-acre, former golf course. While the project’s goal is to reduce the risk of flooding, it is purposefully designed to provide a host of other benefits that contribute to an enhanced quality of life for area residents. The CLCWA has catered to the community in all aspects of the project: from planning to construction, to Facility operations, to ensure the needs and wants of the community are incorporated.