Accession Number : ADA132432

Title :   Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment, Wilson Branch, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA132432

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate flood problems associated with high flows from Wilson Branch, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, and the overflow of the great Pee Dee River. It was conducted in response to a request by the Town of Cheraw, S.C. The study area is confined to a 1,500 foot reach of Wilson Branch located between points 500 and 2,000 feet upstream from the confluence with Huckleberry Branch. Flood waters from Wilson Branch result in average equivalent damages estimated at $35,390 annually to existing development. An array of potential measures to alleviate flood damages were formulated and evaluated in an effort to determine the most feasible alternative. After evaluation of all impacts resulting from implementation of alternatives, a nonstructural alternative consisting of removing five houses from the flood plain was selected as the best plan to meet the needs of the area. These houses would be sold for salvage.

Descriptors :   *Flood control, South Carolina, Urban areas, Streams, Land areas, Acquisition, Buildings, Demolition, Environmental impact, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE