Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2023.
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Comal County, located in a region in Texas inundated by a high frequency of floods, has faced over $272 million in flood damages to properties and crops. The largest urban area in the county, New Braunfels has made efforts to increase the quantity of flood mitigation practices in the city through weir construction, stormwater runoff control requirements, and new drainage proposals. Still, there are older parts of the city lacking stormwater management projects. A stormwater park serving the region along the Dry Comal Creek has been conceptualized to manage stormwater, increase water quality in the creek, and provide recreational value to the community. The design will include a wet extended detention pond with a permanent pool, flood mitigation storage volume, berm, and principal and emergency spillways. The design will include a greenway to provide an alternative source of eco-friendly transportation and a range of environmental and social benefits. The design will include a low impact development parking lot, using green infrastructure, to provide safe vehicular storage for park users.
The team will deliver these designs, their accompanying drawings, a cost estimate, and approximation of the total monetary benefits.
Falconio, Glen; Foster, Judah; and Moore, Teagan, "New Braunfels Stormwater Park" (2023). Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Senior Theses. 102.