Ellicott City Safe Flood Mitigation Pond Project Public Meeting to be Hosted by Howard County Department of Public Works


The Stormwater Management Division of DPW’s Office of Environmental Services plans to construct the pond on county property located at 8960-9000 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The purpose of the new pond is to help mitigate flooding in the historic town of Ellicott by capturing stormwater runoff from the upper portions of the Hudson Branch watershed and then retaining stormwater for longer. long periods in order to reduce the peak flow in the event of extreme precipitation. Construction is expected to begin in August 2023.

This informal meeting will include a brief overview of the project and draft construction plans will be available for consultation. County staff and the project’s design consulting team, Biohabitats/Century Engineering, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Those unable to attend this meeting who would like to see the plans and/or have questions, should contact Ms. Michele Monde of the DPW Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-0844 or email [email protected].

An interpreter for the deaf or hard of hearing will be available upon request seven working days before the meeting. Please call DPW at 410-313-3440 (voice) or use the relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This project is one of seven components of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Flood Mitigation Project. Funding for this project is provided through a combination of county funds and a comprehensive flood management grant from the State of Maryland.

For questions or more information on Capital Project D-1165, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email [email protected].


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