Fresh Pond Reservation Drainage and Habitat Improvements Project
Project Goal: Mitigate Flooding and Erosion
Both Fresh Pond Reservation and the Fresh Pond Golf Course suffer from ponding of surface water and flooding in this area. By containing the spill over from the storm drain behind a berm in the wooded area near Huron Ave,increasing wetland buffers, improving localized golf course drainage, and enhancing the woodlands adjacent to Stream C, we will be able to naturally amplify the ability of the environment to absorb rainwater, alleviating much of the flooding.
Currently, much of the surface water coming down the slope from the golf course clubhouse or spilling from the storm drain manholes ends up as puddles on the Perimeter Road and the golf course. Any time this happens, it is a potential hazard for Fresh Pond Reservoir. The water quality swale at the southern end of the golf course will collect rainwater and move it towards Stream C while the berm adjacent to the 1st Fairway and the Huron Avenue wooded area will keep stormwater runoff from flooding across and ponding on the Golf course. Additional improvements to the grading along Stream C and the two small ponds south of Little Fresh Pond will provide improved drainage pathways between this area and Little Fresh Pond, further reducing flooding within the Fresh Pond Golf Course.