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McMicken Dam Project Rehabilitation

Public Meetings
Currently there are no public meetings scheduled for this project.

Past Public Meetings
• 3/14/2013

Project Contact: Mike Greenslade - mdg@mail.maricopa.gov
Region: NW
District: 4 - Clint L. Hickman
Phase: Design & Engineering
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Description:

The purpose of the McMicken Dam Project Rehabilitation is to provide for the overall rehabilitation of the McMicken Dam Project, and in coordination with project stakeholders and with public input, improve the function and benefits associated with the current McMicken Dam Project.

The McMicken Dam Project was constructed by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 1954 and 1955 to protect Luke Air Force Base, the Litchfield Park Naval Air Facility, and agricultural activities in the area from flooding. Today, the McMicken Dam Project also provides flood protection for critical public facilities, infrastructure and properties located directly downstream, including significant portions of Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, and unincorporated Maricopa County. The ability of the McMicken Dam Project to maintain the current level of protection in the long term for the benefit of the public in an increasingly urbanized environment is in question due to significant concerns regarding aging infrastructure, land subsidence, earth fissuring, urbanization encroachment and current dam safety standards. These dam safety issues have led the District to determine that an overall rehabilitation of the dam is required. Landscape and multi-use opportunities will also be evaluated.

Status:

The District has initiated the design for the rehabilitation of the McMicken Dam Project. URS Corporation has been selected as the design consultant. The rehabilitation will occur in phases starting with the emergency spillway (Phase 1). Phase 1 design will utilize the Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR) procurement process starting after the 30% design level continuing through the final design and construction. Advertisement for the CMAR will begin in the fall of 2014 with a construction contractor for Phase 1 selected in the winter of 2014. Final design of Phase 1 is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016.

Available Documents

Document Name Type Size
2006 - Introductory Brochure (September) PDF 2.65 MB
2006 - Introductory Meeting Presentation (September) PDF .98 MB
2006 - News Release (August) PDF 2.73 KB
2007 - McMicken Dam Public Meeting Presentation (May) PDF 5.09 MB
2007 - Project Comment Sheet (May) PDF 6.99 MB
2007 - Project Fact Sheet (May) PDF 1.02 MB
2011 - News Release (August) PDF 0.35 MB
2013 - Public Meeting Announcement (March) PDF 1 MB
2013 - Public Meeting News Release (March) PDF 237 KB
2013 - Public Meeting Presentation (March) PDF 2.65 MB
2013 - Public Meeting Presentation Boards (March) PDF 6.5 MB
Area Protected by Project PDF 1.09 MB
Project Vicinity Map PDF 529 KB

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