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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Baldock Service Yard Stormwater Retrofits

pre-construction photo of Baldock Yard


The Oregon Department of Transportation uses its Baldock Service Yard in southwest Portland to store and repair machinery and vehicles. Nearly two-thirds of the 290,599 square foot site is covered with impervious surfaces.

Before this project, untreated stormwater runoff from the service yard flowed into Falling Creek, a Tryon Creek tributary. ODOT and the City of Portland installed five flow-through planters and a vegetated swale to slow stormwater flow and filter pollutants before stormwater reaches the creek. The swales also help decrease peak flows in nearby Tryon Creek.

post-construction photo of Baldock Yard