Study + Analysis
Bladen County Storm Drainage Analysis
McAdams is supporting LKC Engineering by performing a watershed study and storm drainage analysis for several municipalities within Bladen County, including the Towns of Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, Dublin, Clarkton and White Lake. These municipalities within the County have experienced severe flooding on multiple occasions, including during Hurricane Matthew due to poor stormwater drainage and aging, as well as undersized stormwater infrastructure. Bladen County has an interest in preventing or minimizing the flooding during significant weather events in each of these municipalities. The overarching goal of this project is to assess each community’s drainage system and identify areas of deficiency and required improvements. McAdams is leading the stormwater hydrologic and hydraulic modeling process as part of this team to assist in the identification of needed stormwater upgrades and will also assist in the development of Stormwater Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) for each municipality. This will aid in building better resiliency for these communities against an evolving climate, changes in rainfall patterns and the threat of future flooding from hurricanes and other significant weather events. This study is being funded by a grant from The North Carolina Office of Resiliency and Recovery CDBG-DR.