USDA Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

USDA Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

In September 2018, the Town of Leland experienced Hurricane Florence, which resulted in significant impacts throughout southeastern North Carolina. As a result of this storm, there were many instances of downed trees, limbs, flooding, and miscellaneous debris that affected the streams and estuaries within Town limits. Waterflow and drainage with several of these streams were significant enough to fall under the guidelines of the USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) and be deemed eligible for emergency assistance for cleanup, debris removal, and stabilization. The majority of the work associated with this project will be related to debris removal; however, there is a small portion that requires streambank stabilization.

Project Updates

Streambank Stabilization of Jackeys Creek Nearing Completion
Monday, August 08, 2022

Crews have been working on the final phase of the USDA EWP program, with the streambank stabilization of Jackeys Creek at Highway 17 South.  The project is expected to be completed within 2 weeks.  

Engineered Plans Received for Approval
Tuesday, July 05, 2022

We have received plans for the stabilization of Jackeys Creek which have been approved by US Army Corps of Engineers.  Plans are currently in review with USDA and feedback is expected within 2 weeks.  Upon approval, project construction will be scheduled and crews mobilized.  

Plans in Review
Friday, April 01, 2022

Plans for streambank stabilization of Jackeys Creek at Highway 17 are currently in review with Army Corp of Engineers. If approved, construction is expected to begin in May 2022.

Engineered Stabilization Plans
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Engineers are continuing to work towards completion of design plans for the streambank stabilization of Jackeys Creek near Highway 17. 100% plans are expected in January and then the Town will work towards scheduling construction.

Stream Restoration Continues
Monday, August 23, 2021

Crews have completed cleanup in three areas: Sturgeon Creek, Village Road unnamed tributary, and Fairview Road unnamed tributary. The bulk of debris removal has been completed in Jackeys Creek; however, there is still cleanup and streambank stabilization to be completed.

Construction has Begun
Monday, July 12, 2021

Stream cleanup has begun on the project. Crews are actively in streams, removing and securing debris, in order to regain proper water flow.

Contract Documents Finalized and Signed
Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Contract documents have been finalized and signed by both the Town and Grillot Construction, LLC, the design-build firm selected for the project. The Town is currently working with Grillot to finalize a project schedule and begin work.

Town Council Award of Contract
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Town Council approved the contract award to Grillot Construction, LLC. Contract documents are being finalized.

Project Documents

Area Maps
Jackeys Creek
Area Maps
Fairview Road Unnamed
Area Maps
Village Rd Unnamed
Area Maps
Sturgeon Creek