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Dutchess County Community College Dry Swale

Dry Swale at Dutchess County Community CollegeDescription

This dry swale is an example of green infrastructure in an institutional setting. The swale follows a sidewalk and staircase down the hill into a bioretention filter. It lowers the flow velocities and models natural hydrologic conditions.

Site Location

  • Site Address: 53 Pendell Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Town: Poughkeepsie
  • County: Dutchess
  • Land Use of Site: College Campus
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Staff parking lot southwest of intersection of Creek and Cottage Roads. Swale follows sidewalk south of lot, up the hill.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Stormwater detainment and velocity reduction. Reduce time of flow concentration for reduced flow intensity.
  • Stormwater Management Capacity: Undetermined.
  • Year of Installation: 2001
  • Plant Material Used: Landscaped and maintained turf
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance: Mowing and debris removal.
  • Required Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed by: The Chazen Companies
  • Cost of Design: $4,500 for professional design services (fee was for design of three practices)
  • Installed by: Site Contractor for North Academic Building Construction
  • Maintained by: DCC Maintenance Staff

Contact for Additional Site Information:

The Chazen Companies
Nancy Clark
(845) 486-1553