About Your Watershed

A watershed is an area of land where rainwater collects, flows or drains to a larger body of water (i.e. a lake, stream, river or ocean). The watershed of Hare Snipe Creek is located in northwest Raleigh where water flows to Crabtree Creek and then to the Neuse River.

What We're Studying

We'd like to know if you see:

  • Flooding;
  • Stream erosion; and,
  • Aging or outdated stormwater infrastructure.
     

Flooding

A road blocked off with yellow caution tape because water is flooding the area.

Stream Erosion

A person standing in an eroded stream showing the height of the steep banks.

Aging Infrastructure

An old storm drain that needs to be replaced

Definitions 

Aging Infrastructure: Pipes, culverts or drains that need to be repaired/replaced because they are in poor condition and/or reached their lifespan. 

Stream Erosion: When the power of the stream flow causes sediment to be dislodged, resulting in steep banks and channel widening. This typically happens as a reuslt of increased runoff from urbanization.

Flooding: When stormwater submerges yards, roads, and homes. We see flooding when creeks and pipes cannot handle the amount of rain falling during a storm. 

Home Flooding 

Flood water surrounding a home during a storm

Yard Flooding

Water flooding a backyard near a deck

Street Flooding 

Water flooding a street during a storm

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2. Where do you see stormwater collecting or pooling in your area during a rainstorm? Please select all that apply.

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3. How often does stormwater enter your home or business when it rains? Please select one option.

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4. How often do you see stormwater collecting or pooling in your yard when it rains?

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5. How often do you see street flooding in your neighborhood when it rains? Please select one option.

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6. On this map, please show us where you've seen flooding.

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No Erosion

A healthy stream with lots of rocks, flowing water and shallow banks

Minor to Moderate Erosion

A stream flowing a grassy area

Severe Erosion 

A person showing how much a stream has eroded by the height of the stream banks.

Levels of Stream Erosion 

No erosion – no wearing away of a streambank.

Minor to moderate erosion - some wearing away of a streambank and widening of the stream channel. 

Severe erosion - substantial wearing away of a streambank and widening of the stream channel. 

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7. What degree of stream erosion have you seen in your neighborhood? Select all that apply.

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8. On this map, please show us where you've seen stream erosion.

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9. Have you seen stormwater infrastructure in poor condition in your neighborhood? Examples of stormwater infrastructure include pipes, drains, and culverts.

A storm drain in poor condition
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10. On this map, please show us where you've seen aging or outdated stormwater infrastructure.

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11. What would you like to see addressed in your neighborhood? Please select all that apply.

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12. Please provide your contact information if you'd like to receive updates on this project and/or have questions for City staff.