The Orange St. Detention Pond was constructed as mitigation for the Mykawa Drainage Improvement project which included installation of a double row of 4′ x 10′ RCBs. Completion of the Mykawa project enclosed the ditch on the west side of Mykawa from Cherry St. to Orange St.
This project is part of the Texas Water Development Board grant program 75/25 local match agreement. The District was awarded the grant to enclose the ditch with reinforced concrete boxes and to construct mitigation ponds associated with the project. The goal of these improvements is to provide flood relief to the surrounding area and localized flooding which includes the neighborhoods of Willowcrest and Willowick.