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Two Public Scoping Meetings for Crabtree Creek Watershed Rehabilitation Project Set for May 8, 2024

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Lake Lynn North Carolina site of Dam 22.

Public Scoping Meetings are set to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of Dam No. 11A and Dam No. 22B in Wake County, North Carolina.  

RALEIGH, N.C., –The United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) of North Carolina and Wake County are sponsoring two Public Scoping Meetings to discuss the proposed rehabilitation of Dam No. 11A and Dam No. 22B in Wake County, North Carolina.  These are known locally as Richland Lake Dam and Lake Lynn Dam, respectively.  The meetings will be held at the Lake Lynn Community Center located at 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC on May 8, 2024. 

The first meeting at 1 p.m. is for agencies, organizations, tribal organizations, watershed associations, etc. but is also open to the public.  The evening meeting at 6 p.m. is for the public.  

Representatives from the Sponsor and NRCS, along with their consultants, will provide information on the dam rehabilitation program, planning activities to date for the Crabtree Creek dams, describe the various potential rehabilitation alternatives to be considered for these flood control structures, answer questions and concerns about the planned activities, and seek public input.

The dams provide flood protection to residents of Wake County located downstream.  Local sponsors, USDA-NRCS staff, and their consultants are developing a rehabilitation plan for each of the two dams so they meet current dam safety regulations and design standards.  Federal funding has been received to assist the local sponsors in developing the plan but has not yet been secured for the design or construction of these projects.    

USDA-NRCS provides reasonable accommodations to enable all persons to participate in agency programs and activities.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mary Waligora at (919) 873-2129 or by email at by May 1, 2024.

Information on the project can be found at the following website:

Digital comments can be submitted by June 8, 2024 to the following email address:

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