About the Project
Texas A&M Storm Drainage Mitigation
Rapid impervious development on the Texas A&M West campus led to increased stormwater runoff that caused severe erosion along White Creek. The resulting bank instability along four miles of the stream had widespread impact on sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines and waterlines, building foundations, bridge abutments, parking areas, streets and trails. Stanley Consultants updated the campus stormwater management plan, updating hydrologic models to determine the effect of campus changes on the stormwater water discharge into campus creeks. The report focused on the potential value of regional detention to attenuate flows without requiring detention basins at each new building. The regional detention basins could become attractive features while restoring and improving the campus natural resources. The goal was to preserve and enhance this beautiful natural resource as a permanent campus attraction by working with nature rather than trying to fight it.