NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Project (EWPP)

What's New...

March 27 2023: 

Construction of Phase 1 of the Park Way Sediment Basins Project has begun & is scheduled to be underway until June 30, 2023. 

Due to hazardous conditions on site, including tree felling, large construction equipment and frequent heavy truck traffic, construction access for the public to the Coconino National Forest via the east end of Park Way will be closed during this time. Alternate access to the forest can be made via the north end of Adrianne Way.  

  • Status: Under Construction
  • Construction Start: March 27, 2023
  • Est. Completion: June 2023
  • Project Engineer: Natural Channel Design, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: TBD
  • Funding: Natural Resources Conservation Service & Coconino County Flood Control District

Project Overview

The $3.5 million Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Project (EWPP) was designed to reduce sediment production and transport on private and municipal lands. Completed in July and funded by the NRCS and the District, the first part of this project, which was completed last fall, included alluvial fan reconstruction, grade control. and the installation of concrete low-water crossings in Mt. Elden Estates and Lockett Ranches , which help to prevent erosion and sediment transport that impact homes, roadways, and utilities. 

The remaining element of this NRCS project is within the City of Flagstaff and is near Park Way. The Park Way Sediment Basins Project includes construction of a set of small sediment basins north of the Linda Vista crossing on a City-owned parcel east of Paradise Road near the forest interface. 

The goal, weather permitting, is to complete the first sediment basin prior to the 2023 monsoon season; however, this schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen factors.