Platform - Stormwater
Do no harm: Ensure that proposed new development does not
create more flood damage risk.
for pictures and stories on flooding.
A lot of development is planned for the upstream portion of the
Booker Creek watershed: Carolina North, Central West,
Charterwood, the Courtyard, Southern Human Services on Homestead
Road, and others. This will add over 3 million square feet (70
acres) of impervious pavement surface.
for a UNC web site entitled "Water Quality & Quantity Impacts
of Urban Form". It's a fine series of papers which document
what works and what doesn't.
Do a complete analysis of the Booker Creek watershed.
Town needs to periodically remove fallen trees and trash from
Home owners need to help make Town aware of stream and sewer
Consider following Raleigh's lead and buy up flood-prone
properties and convert them into parks.
this story.Private companies
which provide flood protection (e.g.
The Town should follow the example of Raleigh and Greensboro to
adopt future conditions flood plain mapping and use this
information to guide growth.