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Ozan Creek Watershed Site 11

Ozan Creek Watershed Site 11 - Hempstead County

  • Location: City of Hope in Hempstead County, 4th Congressional District
  • Federal Funding: $52,711.12

    A headcut has developed within the diverstion dike at Ozan Site 11

Project Description

The project consists of repairing a diversion around the upper end of the auxiliary spillway. Left alone, the eroding diversion will eventually compromise the entire auxiliary spillway and the structure.  The diversion will be repaired by constructing a riprap chute to stabilize a large overfall at the end of the diversion.


The 50-acre reservoir provides flood protection for three farms and 2,926 acres in the watershed. Two miles of stream corridor, flood plain function and fish habitat enhancements will continue to operate as designed. Once the repair is completed, benefits for the citizens include public health and safety improvements. Water quality will be improved by reducing stream bank erosion.

Utilizing funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Site 11, will also ensure the site continues to provide $88,546 of flood prevention annually.

The site is one of nine flood water retarding structures in the Ozan Creek Watershed.


  • USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Hempstead Soil and Water Conservation District

Project Status

  • Construction Completed
  • Final Payment 7/24/2010
  • Construction was successfully completed on July 1. 
  • Final Cost $52,711.12