Airport Detention Pond

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Project Management and Supporting Documents

Construction of a detention pond is underway at Yolo County Airport and will be placed on the east side of the airfield, outside the security fence. The purpose of the pond is to maintain control of waters leaving the airport, much like a barrel under a rain spout.

Referencing the map below, the extent of airport flooding can be seen at its highest levels. The detention pond waters will release into the Airport Drainage Channel and move south, joining with other waters. The detention pond will retain and hold rain water, release it more slowly over a period of time, and limit airport impact on downstream flooding, as much as possible.

Airport Flooding Map 6-19

Specific documents relevant to this project are listed here:

Information will be posted here as it becomes available. Questions regarding the airport or the detention pond may be directed to Gary Engel, the Airport Manager at:, (530)406-5044.

The image below shows how the detention pond will ultimately look situated on the airport.

YC Airport Basin