The intense storms of 2018 took a toll on the City & citizens of Frederick. While the Carroll Creek flood control system saved the downtown from catastrophic flooding—nonetheless, the City suffered scouring around bridge abutments, the loss of a critical storm-water pump station, major sinkholes, vehicle losses, and damage to sports fields & the newly renovated Culler Lake project — totaling to an estimated $1.8M in damages to public property. The City has been working proactively with FEMA and MEMA for grant funding to fix these damages. The City has also partnered with the Army Core of Engineers to analyze low-lying areas in the City most vulnerable to heavy rains and to determine the most strategic SWM projects to control future flooding.
Project scoping is underway
· Preliminary recommendations will be presented this Spring and a final report completed by the end of calendar year 2019