Haw Creek Information

Haw Creek Information 2017-04-23T01:05:03+00:00

Haw Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project
(US Army Corps of Engineers – 2013)

Following the flood of June 7, 2008 the City of Columbus applied for technical assistance from the US Army Corps of Engineers.  That request was approved in 2012 and shortly thereafter the Corps began a study of flooding on Haw Creek.  Specifically, the Corps sought to identify a project or projects that would reduce the flooding risks to properties along this stream.  The Corps studied several options, including both those that their engineers identified and others at the request of the City.  However, none of the studied options resulted in significant reductions in flooding.  The complete Corps study and supporting maps are found below.

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Haw Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project Final Report
Haw Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project Supporting Maps

Flood Risk Management Plan – Detailed Haw Creek Mitigation Study
(Christopher B. Burke Engineering – 2013)

As part of the Columbus Flood Risk Management Plan process the project consultants, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, conducted a series of detailed studies on Haw Creek.  These studies modeled the results of (1) expanding the opening provided for Haw Creek beneath the Louisville & Indiana Railroad bridge south of 2nd Street, (2) removing all bridges from the stream through the City of Columbus, (3) clearing debris from the channel and vegetation from the stream banks, and (4) dredging a larger channel.  None of the studied options resulted in significant reductions in flooding. Mapping of the results of each option are found below.

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Railroad Bridge Modification/Replacement
Removal of all Bridges
Channel Clearing
Channel Dredging