A project to protect wetlands and Battle Creek Lake from runoff pollution.
This project provides treatment of runoff from a commercial area before it discharges into a high quality wetland immediately upstream of Battle Creek Lake. Fortis Pond was originally constructed by the property developer for stormwater detention. The District modified the pond in 2002-2003 by expanding the pond and adding a multi-stage outlet structure.
The multi-stage outlet structure slows flows through the pond to allow silt and sediment to settle out. The outlet also reduces the amount of floating debris being passed downstream.