No real options to prevent further flooding of Raleigh’s Crabtree Creek
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Crabtree Creek starts in west Cary and eventually dumps into the Neuse River, but along the way in Raleigh, areas along the creek flood when heavy rains fall.
CBS North Carolina looked into who is responsible for maintaining the creek and what, if anything, could be done to prevent future flooding.
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Simply put – aside from the city buying up all land – there’s nothing that can be done to prevent the flooding like the area saw earlier this week.
It is in a flood plain and developers built there.
With all the pavement, there’s nowhere for the water to go when the water rises, according to Lisa Parker, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman.
The City of Raleigh regulates new development and requires floodproofing, according to Kristin Freeman, a city spokeswoman, but construction that took place before those rules were put