Cedar Fork Subwatershed Study Begins

Post Date:01/11/2019 9:24 AM

Residents of neighborhoods in the area of the Cedar Fork Subwatershed (see Map) may notice field crews in their neighborhoods conducting stream walks over the next few weeks. A team of field technicians is assessing stream conditions and existing stormwater facilities as part of a Town of Chapel Hill study of water quality, flooding and erosion control issues.

To learn more, attend a public information meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.

The Stormwater Management Program is working through 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. Recently, the Lower Booker Creek and Eastwood Lake subwatersheds have been completed.

The Cedar Fork study process will include many opportunities to educate, inform and involve the public. Information, updates, maps and public involvement opportunities will be continually posted online.

A survey is currently available to obtain input from Cedar Fork area residents about specific challenges on their properties such as flooding and erosion. Visit the project web page and take the survey at http://bookercreekplan.org/projects/cedar-fork.

Please send your comments and any photos to comments@cedarforksws.org.

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