Duharts Creek Stream Restoration and Stormwater Improvement

City of Gastonia
Program Area:
Flood Mitigation Program
County of Applicant:

The City of Gastonia experiences frequent flooding along Duharts Creek. Flooding along the creek has led to road overtopping, yard overtopping, and severe erosion which has caused three wastewater pipes to be exposed in two separate locations. Power lines near the stream are also at increased risk of being exposed to flood waters. Golden LEAF flood mitigation grant funds will be used for the design and engineering phase of the restoration and improvement of the creek. This project was developed through a Benefit-Cost Analysis and was awarded a FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant. The purpose of the BRIC grant is to construct a new stream channel of the appropriate width and depth. The project will also realign multiple stormwater and wastewater pipes. The entire drainage area will benefit from the project. Additional outcomes for this project include reduced risk of power outages, reduced encroachment of flood waters onto private property, and protection of nearby infrastructure that is being exposed due to erosion.

Kate WearPO Box 1748Gastonia, North Carolina 28053-1748(704) 866-6719
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
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