Lisa Kirby, Senior Engineer
An important step in meeting these objectives is developing Watershed Master Plans. The goals of the master plans include:
- evaluating the watershed for existing flooding, water quality, and erosion problems
- recommending and prioritizing capital improvements to control existing flooding by reducing the frequency and severity of flooding for property owners
- identifying stream stabilization projects to reduce the risk of property loss along streams and to reduce sediment loads as a result of erosion.
Seven (7) watersheds have been identified in the City of Greenville. A master plan will be developed for each watershed. After all master plans are complete the capital improvement projects will be compiled onto one list allowing the City to budget for the highest priorities throughout the City limit. The Stormwater Utility Fund will pay for the master plans and potential funding sources such as grants, no interest loans or revenue bonds will be identified through the planning process as appropriate to fund resulting capital improvement projects.
Since the completion of the Meetinghouse Branch Watershed Master Plan in October 2013, City Council has recognized the importance of these plans and their impacts on the Stormwater Utility Fund. As a result, the remaining watersheds will be expedited and contracted out simultaneously over the next two years.
- Fork Swamp
- Greens Mill Run
- Hardee Creek
- Harris Mill Run/Schoolhouse Branch
- Johnsons Mill/Parker Creek
- Meetinghouse Branch
- Swift Creek