Accession Number : ADA954656

Title :   Preliminary Review Report for Flood Control and Drainage, Willow Creek, Florence County, South Carolina.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT

Report Date : 01 NOV 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Local interests claim that farm land in the Willow Creek watershed in Florence County, S. C., is frequently inundated by floodwaters and is permanently damaged by impaired drainage. They request Federal aid because (1) the main channels are obstructed with fallen trees, debris, and swamp growth; (2) the beds of main channels are gradually riding due to silting which results in the streams leaving their beds and overflowing farm lands; (3) farm ditches which have been constructed are ineffective because of the lack of fall to the main channels, and (4) the corrective measures are of such magnitude that the total expense cannot be borne by the local farmers. The District Engineer finds that about 4,000 acres of cultivated land are inundated frequently and that drainage is impaired on at least an additional 13,444 acres of good cropland because of the high ground-water table. He estimates the average annual tangible loss from overflows and impaired drainage exceeds $200,000. He believes that a comprehensive survey of individual damages would show benefits in close agreement with local claims. He concludes that remedial measures may be justified and recommends that a survey be authorized to report on the cause and effect of the frequent inundation and impairment of drainage of farm lands in the Willow Creek watershed; on the suitable remedial measures, their cost and justification; and on the local cooperation that should be required.

Descriptors :   *CHANNELS, COOPERATION, COSTS, DITCHES, FLOOD CONTROL, FLOODING, FLOODS, GROUND WATER, GROWTH(GENERAL), LAND AREAS, SOUTH CAROLINA, SURVEYS, SWAMPS, TABLES(DATA), TREES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WATER, CHANNELS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE