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Parkallen Dry Pond

Continual flood events in the Parkallen neighborhood led to an innovative mitigation strategy through the development of a new dry pond

  • Edmonton, Alberta

    Edmonton, Alberta

Protecting a community from future extreme weather events

The Parkallen Dry Pond was originally identified as a necessary flood mitigation upgrade following the 2004 flooding events in Edmonton Alberta. At the time, a large number of residential properties in the neighborhood were flooded, and something needed to be done to prevent this from occurring again. We were there to help.

Our team was retained by EPCOR Drainage Services as the prime consultant to complete the design of a new dry pond, from concept validation through to construction. The resulting dry pond will allow excess rainwater to drain into the dry ponds and surrounding overland drainage system to prevent future extreme flooding events. With no major overland storm drainage system in a mature neighborhood, innovative technologies like 2D Direct Rainfall modeling were utilized, leading to the discovery of an additional 6,500m3 of storage requirement and recommendations to install a secondary dry pond. Preliminary and detailed design stages involved environmental site assessments, field surveying, geotechnical investigations, a hydro-geotechnical investigation, and we also carried out various engagement events with the community.

With our assistance, EPCOR and Parkallen residents were able to find a sound solution for future extreme weather events, protect their households, and enhance the local neighborhood for generations to come.

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Meet Our Team

David Burton, Water Resources Engineer

Water is as life-giving as it is destructive. I’m proud to work with a team that stewards, harnesses, and handles such a powerful element.

Chris Jones, Senior Associate, Environmental Engineer

Drainage improvement projects don’t usually grab headlines, but they’re vital to the health of any community.
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Dave Krywiak, Principal, Water

No matter what challenges you face, it will work in the end.

Faruk Kharadi, Senior Water Resources Engineer

After 30 years, it’s amazing how much of the underground water infrastructure in and around Edmonton that I have worked on.
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Greg Tippett, Senior Principal, Water

Once I am finished with construction, my goal is to ensure that the infrastructure that was built or repaired blends into the environment seamlessly.

David Burton

Water Resources Engineer

Chris Jones

Senior Associate, Environmental Engineer

Dave Krywiak

Principal, Water

Faruk Kharadi

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Greg Tippett

Senior Principal, Water

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