This multi-purpose project includes a wide array of ecosystem restoration measures along Brush Creek from Roanoke Parkway through State Line Road, buy viagra search in both Kansas City, buy cialis Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas. It begins at the upstream end of the previously constructed Federal Project and extends upstream through the State Line Road bridge, a stream length of about 4200 feet. Most activities would be located between the east bound and west bound lanes of Ward Parkway, along with compatible flood risk management, recreation considerations, and water quality improvements. This highly visible reach of Brush Creek provides opportunities to showcase ecosystem restoration and stream corridor restoration in an urban setting.
BENEFITS TO THE BRUSH CREEK WATERSHED
Habitat: This ecosystem restoration project will restore aquatic and terrestrial habitat along Brush Creek and support a more diverse variety of species than under existing conditions.
Flood Risk Management: Management measures will provide increased hydraulic capacity along the floodplain, landforms to reduce flood extents, and reduce adjacent roadway flooding and bridge overtopping frequencies. Additional outcomes will include reducing the potential loss of life and flood damage.
Water Quality: Ecosystem restoration activities will inherently improve water quality conditions through management measures such as bank stabilization to reduce sedimentation, aquatic/native vegetation, stormwater BMPs, filter strips, bioretention cells, and constructed wetlands.
The Bi-State Reach section of Brush Creek extends from the Federal project in the Country Club Plaza through the State Line Road bridge. The Brush Creek Coordinating Committee conducted two community workshops focused on the Bi-State Reach to inform the design of the area consistent with the desires of its stakeholders.
At the first workshop in November 2010, the public was requested to provide its preferences for the direction the design that the Bi-State Reach would take. Through displays, one-on-one interactions with local officials and technical experts, and small facilitated discussion groups, the public comments were collected on which design concepts would be based.
A second public workshop was conducted in April 2011 at which two concepts for the Bi-state Reach, developed largely based on input from Workshop 1, were reviewed (See Concept Plans and Concept Renderings). Through several small facilitated group discussions, the project team received feedback from the public on the direction of the two concepts. A final concept was developed and the benefits of its design have been analyzed.