Brandywine Creek Storm Watershed Study
The City of Hudson is partnering with the North East Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to perform a drainage study of the Brandywine Creek and Brandywine Tributary watersheds. The goal of the study is to better identify and understand any local existing flooding or storm water related issues near downtown and other areas within the watershed and prioritize future capital improvement projects.
The study will evaluate the existing storm water infrastructure elements along Brandywine Creek, the Brandywine Creek Tributary and other local critical areas within the watershed. The study will catalog the existing infrastructure, generate a new hydrologic and hydraulic model of the infrastructure, develop and rank alternative solutions to mitigate any identified storm water flooding related problems and potential water quality improvements. The findings will then be compiled into a storm water master plan to be used for future planning and budgeting of capital improvement projects.
NEORSD is funding the study of the regional components of the Brandywine Creek Watershed as part of their Cuyahoga River South Stormwater Master Plan. The City is funding the portions of the study in the local storm system.
To help pay for part of the City’s portion of the Brandywine Creek Watershed Study, the City secured funding from the Ohio Lake Erie Commission for a Lake Erie Protection Fund Small that will be used to partially fund the study. The City will also utilize the funds collected by NEORSD by the Hudson sewer customers to offset the remaining costs of this study.
The anticipated timeline for the completion of the report is in the Winter, 2018.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Brad Kosco, P.E., P.S.
Assistant City Engineer