A berm along Tanners Lake helps with flood water retention and water quality.
A berm (earthen dam) was constructed along the edge of the lake to route stormwater from the park into an existing basin and extend water storage following large storm events. Rerouting the water allowed for treatment and settling of sediment and nutrients before it enters the lake.
*This project is part of a larger plan called Tanners Water Quality Improvements, which was implemented based on results of a diagnostic feasibility study that began in 1989. The other related projects include:
Tanners Lake Alum Treatment Facility
Tanners Lake 5th Street Basin
Tanners Lake Tartan High School Pond