Contact Us

Controlled Burn at West 32nd St Detention Basin April 24th

Spring burning in Kaliningrad Region, Russia
Vitaly Nevar

A controlled burn is planned for Dubuque’s W. 32nd St. Detention Basin to maintain and monitor the wetland area, manage species invasion, and stimulate native plants for the growing season.

Weather permitting, the burn will be conducted by Applied Ecological Services (AES) on Monday, April 24.

A test fire will be lit to confirm smoke dispersion will not limit visibility on any roadways. If the wind shifts to an unfavorable direction or weather conditions change, the burn will be extinguished. If smoke action is unacceptable at the time of the test fire, the controlled burn will be cancelled. Throughout the test fire and the controlled burn, City of Dubuque Fire Department will be on hand or on call depending on the amount of man power necessary.

The W. 32nd St. Detention Basin has been providing flood protection by reducing peak runoff flows since 2009 and prevents sediment from flowing into the Bee Branch storm sewer, the Bee Branch Creek, and the Mississippi River. The basin features a combination of wetland vegetation, wildflowers, and prairie grasses. The extensive root systems of the grasses improve the ability of the soil to infiltrate water and decrease erosion by anchoring the soil. Prairie grasses also increase organic matter, store carbon, and require less long-term maintenance than traditional landscaping.

For questions, please contact the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at (563) 589-4270.

Best of Y105

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://y105music.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Y105 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Y105 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.