City of Climax Ring Dike
Project # 15 - 12
Many of the communities within the SHRWD experienced record flood levels during the Spring of 1997 and the 2009 flood. This resulted in the need for significant emergency measures (i.e. emergency levees, sandbagging, utility protection...) to be completed by the cities. This project will provide permanent flood protection for the City of Climax within the westerly portion of the Sand Hill River Watershed District, reducing future flooding impacts to the city’s public and private infrastructure, utilities, and properties. This will involve construction of flood control levees, water and wastewater utility protection, storm water pumping stations and equipment, flood prone property acquisition, and project engineering and administration.
Flood prone houses have been relocated. Phase 1 public utility relocation and protection work was completde construction in 2016. Phase 2 levee and internal storm water management construction is substantially complete. MnDOT reconstruction of TH220 through Climax is scheduled for 2017 construction and will compliment the City of Climax Flood Protection Project. This project will provide long term growth and sustainability for the City.
Flood Control Benefits:
- Flood protection for city of 267 residents, 63 families and 112 households
- Protection of over $5.7M estimated market value
- Permanent flood protection to flood of record plus 3-ft of freeboard
Project Cost: $3.2M State $3.0M / Non-state $200K*
*Non State City portion based on 2% of 2010 Median Household Income plus non-participating items
Phase 1: Construction Complete
Phase 2: Construction Substantially Complete