The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft report for the Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study! The report is now available to the public and open for comment until Nov. 1, 2023.
The report outlines a “Tentatively Selected Plan” to build a levee (an earthen embankment) along the left bank of Cobbs Creek to reduce flood risk in Eastwick. Eastwick has experienced significant repetitive flooding, largely stemming from the overflowing waterways near the confluence of the Darby and Cobbs creeks during riverine flooding events. The Army Corps’ recommendation to construct a levee along the Cobbs Creek would help block floodwater from entering Eastwick at the low point at the Eastwick Regional Park between the Clearview Landfill and Cibotti Park.
The report and appendices provide extensive engineering, economic, and environmental analyses. To help the public parse through this information, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Sustainability, along with other partners, will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Eastwick Recreation Center. The Open House will be an opportunity to learn more about the study and ask questions to Army Corps representatives. There will also be information about other types of flood resilience measures, including home retrofits, short-term flood barriers, and an alert and early warning system. RSVP for the Open House.
There will be printed copies of the full draft Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study at the Eastwick Public Library and Eastwick Recreation Center. The printed copies will also include a web address to access the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering’s website to view the related documents and appendices. These copies will need to remain at the library and rec center so that other community members can access them. To obtain your copy of the draft report, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Army Corps will accept written or electronic feedback.
- Submit comments by email: PDPA-NAP@usace.army.mil
- Submit comments by mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Division, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103