Greenville moves into modeling phase of watershed plan

Greenville moves into modeling phase of watershed plan (Image 1)

In Greenville some areas are experiencing localized flooding, meanwhile the city is entering it’s next phase of its watershed plan to improve conditions.

Surveyors completed their analysis of the city at the beginning of the year. They initially started surveying the 220 miles of pipes and 16,000 structures in August.

During the assessment, the city collected surveys from 200 residents: 70% of them said they saw flooding in their yards, while 62% said they saw some street flooding.

The next phase of the watershed plan is modeling, that’s where they test various amounts of rainfall through the infrastructure to see how much it can withstand.

“We can create different scenarios that shows us where we need to improve our system and where we can spend our money wisely.” Lisa Kirby said.

Kirby invites the public to help in validating their models by submitting their high water marks during each weather maker.

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