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Sanderson Gulch Redesign

Floodplain redesign

Project Details

Great Ecology is providing ecological design support for the ICON team in redesigning a reach of Sanderson Gulch from the confluence with the South Platte River upstream past Lipan Street in southwest Denver. Sanderson Gulch drainageway is being redesigned to remove 90 homes and business from the floodplain. Part of the design is to split the stormflows between the open channel and a series of box culverts below the open channel. Great Ecology is helping with stream design, planting plan, and plant palette development, as well as maintenance strategies. Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2018.


Ecological Design & Planning, Landscape Architecture, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration,


City of Denver




Denver, CO