Maintenance Manual for Small Flood Control Project on Buck Creek, Columbus County, North Carolina and Horry County, South Carolina.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
Pagination or Media Count:
Buck Creek watershed is located along the southwestern border of Columbus County, North Carolina, and the northern boundary of Horry County, South Carolina, being about midway between the towns of Whiteville, North Carolina, and Conway, South Carolina, The drainage area comprises 54 square miles of which about 20 square miles are in North Carolina. Buck Creek, the main outlet channel, extends from about 4 miles southeast of Loris, South Carolina, to Bellamys Landing on Waccamaw River at mile 84. The project will reduce flooding on presently cultivated lands, resulting in higher productivity of crops now grown in the basin. The reduced flooding will also decrease damages to public roads, business establishments, and timber logging operations. It will not eliminate flooding and this fact should be published annually in order that the public will be appropriately informed. However, it does provide an adequate outlet for drainage works tobe accomplished by local interests, and lands that were formerly usable may be put to some use.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology