Earlier this year, City of Greeley initiated design of a new storm drainage facility into the Cache la Poudre River near 10th Street and U.S. 85.
This important and exciting project would become the first phase of a larger plan to create an underground storm drain outfall system to protect downtown Greeley. This system would safely collect, convey and remove contaminants from rainfall before discharging into the river. Right now, this project is in the preliminary stage - construction is not yet scheduled. Future phases could extend the storm drain through downtown by way of 12th Street.
To make significant quality-of-life and safety improvements, and help reduce flooding and property damage in the city’s downtown and neighboring areas, this project must come first. The outfall project might include designing a water quality pond, public art, river restoration, and a potential new segment of the Poudre Trail.