67th Avenue Drainage Study (Section 12)

City of Peoria
67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road to Pinnacle Peak Road and the New River, Peoria, Arizona
  • HEC-RAS 5.0 2D analysis
  • Existing conditions analysis
  • Alternatives analysis
  • Near-term and regional improvements
  • Public involvement
  • Field visits with homeowners
  • Survey

The City of Peoria generally experiences a dry climate with low average rainfall. However, occasional storms can produce significant stormwater runoff, causing flooding throughout the City and particularly on 67th Avenue.

For this project, our team performed a two-fold drainage study by looking at near-term, local alternatives that could be designed quickly and inexpensively while also developing long-term regional drainage solutions to mitigate a 100-year flood event.

We worked closely with the public, holding several field interviews with residents, to ensure each person was given the opportunity to voice their concerns. Not only did this put people at ease, it also shined a light on the fact that the City was actively working towards resolving the flooding issues. We used information gathered to validate the two-dimensional hydraulic models developed by our team.