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.
Crews have completed cleanup in three areas, Sturgeon Creek, Village Rd Unnamed Tributary, and Fairview Rd Unnamed Tributary. The bulk of debris removal has been completed in Jackeys Creek, however there is still cleanup and streambank stabilization to be completed.
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 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 approved the contract award to Grillot Construction, LLC. Contract documents are being finalized.