Project Sponsors

Town of Griffith

Current Status

USACE and the Non-Federal sponsor participated in a program with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to pay into a wetland credit program to fulfill the project mitigation requirements.

Efforts to fiscally close out this project are underway.

Project Description and Background

The project consists of widening and deepening 1,290 feet of Cady Marsh Ditch; constructing 6,400 feet of 10-foot diameter pipe under Arbogast Avenue; improving 1,300 feet of open channel that leads into the Little Calumet River, and an interior drainage system including an upgrade of an existing pumping station and adding concrete culverts with flap gates. Construction of the underground tunnel system caused the least amount of disturbance to existing utilities, roads, and properties as compared to using the standard open cut construction technique. Two acres of wetland mitigation is required due to the loss of wetland because of constructing the tunnel outlet.

Project Authorization

Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and 2002

Project Manager

Imad Samara

Project Location

Town of Griffith, Indiana

Project Area / Photos

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