FALL 2022 PROJECT UPDATE
Clark County Public Works Clean Water division owns property at 5600 Northeast 129th Street in Vancouver. The property contains underground stormwater control structures and above-ground recreational facilities. Clark County maintains the stormwater facilities and Philbrook Farms homeowners' association maintains the recreational facilities. The stormwater facilities have not been performing as designed, causing over a foot of water to flood the basketball court and playground during periods of rain. Testing last winter (2021-2022) indicated that high groundwater levels contribute to the flooding.
This winter (2022-2023), Clark County will continue testing to confirm the cause of the flooding and collect data to help design a long-term solution. The final design will manage stormwater and prevent flooding of the recreation facilities.
Clark County has determined the area will need to be fenced and closed from November 2022 to June 2023. In the summer of 2023, we will share a project update and whether a closure for next winter (2023-2024) will be necessary.
The project is funded by Clark County through the clean water fund for stormwater management.
Jeff Schnabel, project manager
Clark County Public Works