Turkey Creek, Sumter County, South Carolina Reconnaissance Report
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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The existing channel has, in most cases, good depth but lacks channel capacity to carry out flood waters. Silt, vegetation and debris are reducing capacity in the lower reaches. Culverts, bridges, sewer lines and water mains are further reducing capacity. The stream readily overflows damaging homes, businesses and public properties. Some lands are not being utilized to their highest use due to hazard of flooding. The problem is becoming more acute as Sumter and vicinity continues its rapid deployment. The proposed plan of improvement is for channel enlargement from the outlet at the Pocotaligo River to a point 400 feet north of East Calhoun Street. The proposed improved channel will have a 60-foot bottom at the outlet and a 16-foot bottom in the upper reach. The channel improvement will have a total length of 4.5 miles. Right-of-way requirements will vary from 200 feet in the lower reach to 100 feet in the upper reach.
- Civil Engineering