Little River, Laurens County, South Carolina, Reconnaissance Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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Little River Channel does not have the capacity to carry flood waters. It frequently overflows, damaging homes, businesses, and public properties. Some lands are not being utilized to their highest potential due to the flood threat. The problem is becoming more acute as the City of Laurens develops. The proposed plan of improvement is clearing and snagging that portion of Little River extending from South Carolina Route 37 upstream to S.C. Route 127. Channel enlargement would extend from S.C. Route 127 upstream a distance of 2.38 miles on Little River to a point 1,640 feet above confluence with Reedy Fork Creek. Channel enlargement on Reedy Fork creek would extend from its confluence with Little River upstream a distance of 5,410 feet. The improvement ends 100 feet downstream from the dike at the Laurens municipal emergency water supply pumphouse. Right-of-way requirements will vary from 250 feet in the lower reach to 230 feet in the upper reach of Little River and 200 feet on Reedy Fork Creek. There are favorable sites for a flood control structure in the upper reach of Little River. A flood control structure did not appear to be feasible during this study but will be re-evaluated in the detailed study. Local sponsors have requested that water supply be evaluated in connection with any flood control structure.
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