In developing the Master Plan, several critical issues were identified as needing immediate attention. These issues were presented to City management and the City Council. Approval was given, and funding ($6.2 million) was provided.
These issues will be addressed in the short-term projects, which will be completed in three to five years. The short-term projects include:
- A pilot study for water recirculation in the “beach” area.
- A pilot study for ultrasonic algae control.
- A pilot study for creek flow.
- An assessment and treatment of the 45 most critical trees.
- Replacing overhead electrical wiring with underground wiring, and adding electrical service to the poolside to facilitate pool cleaning.
- A detailed topographic survey.
- Removal of the gravel build-up in the deep end. Click here to see video of the 2006 and 2011 flood debris removal projects.
- Renovating the existing bathhouse (phase I): Roof repairs/replacement, air conditioning upgrade, and solar hot water heater replacement.
- Replacing bypass grate.
- Repairs to the bypass tunnel joints.
- A new pump to facilitate more efficient pool cleaning.
- An ADA accessible path from south entrance to poolside.
- Hydrodynamic modeling for flood and flow control.
- Silt and algae disposal.
- An interpretive plan for pool and vicinity.
- A temporary algae skimmer.
- General grounds improvements.
- Improvements to Sunken Gardens (phase I).
- Structural testing of dams.