IU Southeast Drainage Investigation Study

Location

New Albany, IN

Time Period

2012 - 2013

Project Description

Indiana University Southeast (IUS) is the regional campus that serves southern Indiana and the greater Louisville metropolitan area. The campus has grown substantially since the first building was constructed in the 1970s and continues to expand today. In 2010, a IUS completed a campus master land use plan to address the need for future academic, residential and parking facilities.

Increased impervious cover from roads, parking areas and buildings alters the natural hydrology of the site and causes increased volumes and velocities of stormwater which may lead to flooding, drainage, and water quality problems. CBBEL completed a campus-wide drainage investigation study to determine:

  1. The impact that runoff from IUS campus may have on localized flooding in the areas surrounding the campus with a special emphasis on the Evergreen parking lot area.
  2. Potential projects or practices that IUS may implement to improve the campus drainage characteristics.