Due to the high level of community engagement at the November 9th public meeting, and direct request of residents and our state representative Dave Delloso, the survey for public feedback on the proposed Eastwick levee project has been extended to January 31, 2024.
BACKGROUND: The United States Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a feasibility study for the construction of a levee in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia, to reduce flooding risks. The proposed levee would be 1,400 feet long and would be built along the eastern bank of the Cobbs Creek.
The levee could have potential impacts on Delaware County, including:
- Increased flood water in Delaware County
- Impacts on the environment, such as disrupting wildlife habitat
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft report for the Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study. The draft report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan,’ which includes an approximately 1400-foot levee along the left bank of Cobbs Creek within the Eastwick Regional Park and Clearview Landfill. The levee plan is designed to reduce the risk of flood damages to homes, property, and public infrastructure. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment details extensive engineering, economic, and environmental analyses conducted to date as part of the study.
The study is still ongoing, and the final plan may change. The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the plan so that the concerns of all stakeholders can be addressed. The deadline to submit feedback is January 31, 2024.
The feedback from the public will help Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Planning Department develop a response to the levee proposal and potential future work to address flooding in the county.
Last modified: November 30, 2023