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Town Begins Eastwood Lake Subwatershed Study

Post Date:04/17/2017 10:20 AM
EASTWOOD LAKE SUBWATERSHED

Beginning the week of April 17, a team of field crews will be dispersed throughout the Eastwood Lake Subwatershed’s creeks and streams to begin an assessment of water quality, flooding and erosion control issues. Residents may notice field crews in their neighborhoods and adjacent areas conducting stream walks. Crews will be assessing stream conditions and existing stormwater facilities in the watersheds. The field activity is expected to continue through June of this year.

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Stormwater Management Program is continuing the development of subwatershed planning as a part of a strategic initiative identified in the Stormwater Management Master Plan. The goals of the program are to recommend and prioritize projects that will control existing flooding, stabilize streams and improve overall water quality in the Town’s watersheds.

The study process will include many opportunities to educate, inform and involve the public. Information, updates, maps and public involvement opportunities will be continually posted to the Town’s website.  A questionnaire is currently being prepared to obtain input from Eastwood Lake area residents about specific challenges on their properties such as flooding and erosion. 

For more information, contact Wendy Smith, stormwater management/environmental education coordinator, at wwsmith@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-7246.

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