Broomfield Water Control

Project Information

Broomfield Water Control Facilities
Flood Damage Repairs Project 2018

City and County of Broomfield
Coal Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, 2018

Project Owner

City and County of Broomfield

Project Amount


Project Date

October 2018 – November 2018

Project References

Erin Messner
Water Resources Manager

City and County of Broomfield
4395 West 144th Avenue
Broomfield, CO 80023


Braeden Hyde, PE
Design Engineer

Sunrise Engineering, Inc.
408 W 23rd Street, Suite #2
Cheyenne, WY 82001


About the Project

City and County of Broomfield awarded Frontier a contract to reconstruct two stream diversion structures on Coal Creek that were damaged in the 2013 flood. The Work included removal and reconstruction of the Upper Church and McKay irrigation diversions on Coal Creek. These structures will be used by Broomfield to divert water from Coal Creek and will replace previous structures that were damaged in the 2013 flood. The project was designed by Sunrise Engineering out of Cheyenne, Wy. The project included active bypass of Coal Creek at two different points along the channel. The project was constructed in an active drainageway which required surface water diversions, dewatering for the duration of the project, temporary stream crossings and management of stormwater events. The project also involved careful coordination and integration of adjacent landowners and private property owners.