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  • Aging or outdated stormwater infrastructure.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. 

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1. What concerns you the most about conditions in your watershed that impact Hare Snipe Creek and nearby properties? Please rank your responses by listing the issues from most to least concern.

Use your mouse to click and drag each option in the order that best fits your concerns. Move each item into the "Your Top Priority" section.

Closed to responses | 569 Responses

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.

In my yard or nearby yards
62%
On my street or nearby streets
38%
I don't see stormwater collecting or pooling in my area
23%
In my home or business
5%
Closed to responses | 597 Responses

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

Stormwater has not entered my home or business when it rains
84%
Stormwater has entered my home once or twice while I owned or lived at the property
10%
A few times each year while I owned or lived at the property
6%
Closed to responses | 618 Responses

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

A few times each year while I owned or lived at the property
61%
I don't experience stormwater collecting or pooling in my yard
29%
Stormwater has entered my yard once or twice while I owned or lived at the property
9%
Closed to responses | 617 Responses

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

I don't experience street flooding
55%
A few times each year since I've owned or lived at the property
32%
Stormwater has flooded the street once or twice since I've owned or lived at the property
13%
Closed to responses | 613 Responses

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

Click 'Add point' in the top right of the map to show where you've seen flooding. You can also leave a comment and upload images of specific examples.

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.

Minor to moderate stream erosion
53%
Severe stream erosion
28%
No stream erosion
24%
Closed to responses | 555 Responses

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

Click 'Add point' in the top right of the map to show where you've seen stream erosion. You can also leave a comment and upload images of specific examples.

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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
No
51%
Yes
34%
Maybe
14%
Closed to responses | 551 Responses

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10. On this map, please show us where you've seen aging or outdated stormwater infrastructure.

Click 'Add point' in the top right of the map to show where you've seen outdated infrastructure. You can also leave a comment and upload images of specific examples.

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

Flooding issues
54%
Restored streams and waterways
53%
Updated stormwater pipes and drains
49%
Water quality concerns
22%
Closed to responses | 509 Responses

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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.