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UW, City of Laramie Project Helps Water Drainage, Jacoby Golf Course


June 5, 2012 — A joint project by the University of Wyoming and the city of Laramie will improve stormwater drainage for the east side of town along Grays Gable Road, and also will enhance the aesthetics of Jacoby Golf Course.

When complete, the east campus drainage project will involve the construction of an inlet, an outlet and retaining ponds on the UW-owned golf course.

"This is a great example of a joint project that benefits both the university and the city of Laramie," says Joe Jensen, Jacoby Golf Course director of golf operations. "The city will benefit with improved drainage, and the golf course will gain water features."

The new additions will make the 18-hole golf course that much more attractive, Jensen adds.

Two ponds will be constructed as part of the project -- near hole No. 2 along 30th Street and also hole No. 6 on Grays Gable near the golf course's maintenance facilities.

The golf course improvements will help the city with drainage in case of an "extreme rain event," Jensen says. Nearly 17 acre feet of water can be detained in the ponds, he says.

"This project will provide multiple benefits to the city's storm water system and the golf course beautification," says Daniel Mummert, project civil engineer for Trihydro Corporation of Laramie.

"The two ponds will have water in them at all times and will be maintained at a certain level. They both will be able to retain more water in case of rainfall," Jensen says. "This project will improve the golf course tremendously for the community."

Stonehouse Construction of Laramie is the contractor for the east campus drainage-Jacoby Golf Course enhancement project.

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A joint project by UW and the city of Laramie will improve stormwater drainage for the east side along Grays Gable, and also will enhance the aesthetics of Jacoby Golf Course. (UW Photo)

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