Main Street Pond

The Main Street Pond was constructed in 2009 and is located within the central portion of the Garners Creek Watershed.  Specifically, the Main Street Pond is located east of Main Street south of Emons Road, west of Randys Lane, and north of Trumpet Lane within the Town of Buchanan.  Approximately 120 acres of residential land uses drain into the Main Street Pond.  Stormwater runoff is carried to the pond by road ditches, yard ditches, culverts and storm sewer.

The purpose of the Main Street Pond is to reduce peak flow rates, improve water quality and provide flood control.  Stormwater runoff is temporarily stored within the pond and slowly released through an outlet structure that drains into a drainage way on the north side of Tamarack Drive.  Stormwater pollutants are removed as runoff flows through the wet pond.  Pollutants slowly settle out and become trapped in the pond’s permanent pool of water.  Additional pollutant removal is provided by the pond’s wetland plantings. The pond reduces the amount of total suspended solids (TSS) and total phosphorus (TP) discharged to Garners Creek by approximately 94% and 68%, respectively.  During dry weather, the permanent pool of water has a surface area of 2.8 acres and a maximum depth of 7 feet.  During a 100-year rainfall event, the Main Street Pond provides 7.2 million gallons of storage volume.