City of Orlando | Southeast Lakes Drainage Improvements, Lake of the Woods to Al Coith Park
Project TypeNon-Bank Project
LocationFlorida | Orange County
SolutionStormwater Management & Water Quality
Karen Snyder, PED: 386.734.1950
Lake of the Woods, located in Orlando, Florida, was a critical drainage point for a highly urbanized area covering 156 acres. Facing frequent flooding issues, especially after heavy rains, the area posed a significant flood risk to nearby properties and affected the accessibility of Orange Avenue.
The City of Orlando engaged RES to design, permit, and oversee a stormwater connection between Lake of the Woods and Al Coith Park. This project included an adjustable control structure, a second-generation baffle box, and a bioretention treatment swale in Al Coith Park to improve water quality and generate NPDES credits.
RES also played a role in public outreach, developing educational signs and coordinating with various city departments for park upgrades and tree protection. The project improved flood protection for Lake of The Woods and received approval from relevant agencies.
In addition to stormwater improvements, RES handled sanitary sewer and water main upgrades in the area, improving system efficiency.
The project was successfully completed in March 2023.
Nature of Work
- Water Quality Improvements
- Stormwater connection between Lake of the Woods and Al Coith Park
- Bioretention treatment swale system with bio-sorption activated media (BAM) for enhanced treatment
- 2nd Generation Baffle Box with a glass observation cover
- Utility Improvements
- Sanitary Sewer and Water Main upgrades and improvements