Stormwater management and recreational master plan for south and southwest Lubbock
Rich, Mark A.
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There exists a landscape corridor just outside the southern limits of the city of Lubbock which, in a few years, will likely be included within the Lubbock city limits. The boundaries of this particular landscape corridor are 98th Street on the north. Farm to Market (FM) 1585 on the south, Upland Avenue on the west, and US Hwy 87 on the east comprising an area of approximately 14.8 square miles (9,472 acres). For purposes of this study, the landscape is divided into thirteen zones with each zone delineated by the existing grid sectional road layout. Although Lubbock is located in the Southern High Plains region of Texas, a region characterized by little topographic relief, the forementioned landscape poses unusual stormwater management issues for development because one of the seventeen playa lakes within the study area is unusually large. There, also, are high-voltage electrical transmission lines within a sixty foot wide electric utility easement running east to west through the corridor.