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Storm Drainage Design

Provides a well-maintained transportation network for the traveling public and maintains storm drainage systems to ensure the safe transport and disposal of storm water runoff.

The responsibility of the Storm Drainage Design Section of the Engineering Division is to improve the effectiveness of the storm drainage system within the City of Albuquerque and to safeguard the quality of the storm water runoff discharging into the Rio Grande.

Storm Drainage Design also provides guidance and training to local engineers, planners and contractors in the planning and implementation of storm water quality control measures for construction projects installed within the City of Albuquerque.

To continue making improvements to the City's storm drainage system, City of Albuquerque voters passed the General Obligation Bond Package on Oct. 6, 2009.

View the Storm Drainage Projects these bonds support.

Read the Storm Drainage Decade Plan.

Storm Drainage Projects

2012 Projects

  • El Bordo Siphon Reconstruction & Barelas Storm Drain Rehabilitation, $1.0 M (Wilson & Co., Star Pav.), 10-3-11 to 2-21-12
  • Storm Inlet Screen Placement, $24 K ( WCS, TLC  ), 11-28-11 to 2-28-12
  • Lead & Coal Storm Drain Imprv from I-25 to Washington,
    $2.7 M (Wilson & Co.,AUI), 10-25-10 to 3-25-12
  • Sagebrush Bridge at Four Hills Arroyo, in co-op with AMAFCA, $0.71 M (Smith Eng, Star Pav.), 3-5-12 to 7-16-12
  • KAF Dam Repair, $83 K (AGRIMEX,TLC), 6-26-12 to 8-26-12
  • Ported Risers at Detention Basins, $21 K (Molzencorbin, Alb Asphalt), 6-11-12 to 9-14-12

2011 Projects)

2010 Projects

2009 Projects

2008 Projects

2007 Projects

2006 Projects Completed

These projects may include additional funding from other than city CIP

2005 Projects Completed

2005 City Wide Small Projects

In 2005 the City of Albuquerque managed 21 smaller drainage projects totaling $138,083

2004 Projects Completed

  • 47th Street and Central Phase 1 -- $912,672
    (RMCI, Larkin)
  • Wyoming, Embudo to Northeastern -- $2.4M
    (Salls Bros., URS)
  • Clifford Channel Reconstruction -- $1.052M
    (RMCI, BHI)
  • Bear Arroyo west of Wyoming -- $535,189
    (D. Montoya, ASCG)
  • Highland Storm Drain Phase 3 -- $1.2M
    (JR Hale, ASCG)
  • Louisiana Storm Drains with I-40 Bridge -- $600,000
  • Pino at Wyoming LOMR -- $350,000


Storm Drainage Library: Click here to see the list.

Rainfall, Runoff and Water Quality Data Report for Albuquerque 2003-2004

Rainfall, Runoff and Water Quality Data Report for Albuquerque 2002-2003

Middle Rio Grande Microbial Source Tracking Report

City of Albuquerque Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System MS4 Permit

The AMAFCA/Albuquerque MS4 Floatable and Gross Pollutant Study

Storm Water Analysis

The City of Albuquerque Antibiotic Resistance Analysis of Contamination in Storm Water [See Text of the Analysis [3.4 mb]; See Maps [4.7 mb]; See Appendices [2.36 mb] report relates to Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) of Albuquerque's storm water. The BST methodology is used to determine the sources of fecal bacteria in environmental samples (e.g. from human, livestock, or wildlife origins). BST is also called fecal source tracking and/or fecal typing.

As part of our draft Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit (MS4) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency there is on-going storm water quality sampling. The sampling is done by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) at locations throughout Albuquerque to test the storm water quality that discharges to the Rio Grande (see MS4 Storm Water Quality Sampling USGS Fact Sheet [794k]).

This is done as a joint effort with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) , New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), University of New Mexico, and the City of Albuquerque .

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