Brandywine Creek Storm Watershed Study
The City of Hudson partnered with the North East Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to perform a drainage study of the Brandywine Creek and Brandywine Tributary watersheds. The goal of the study was to better identify and understand any local existing flooding or storm water related issues near downtown and other areas along the main branches of Brandywine Creek and Brandywine Creek Tributary and prioritize future capital improvement projects.
The study evaluated the existing storm water infrastructure elements along Brandywine Creek, the Brandywine Creek Tributary and other local critical areas within the watershed. The study then cataloged the existing infrastructure, generated a new hydrologic and hydraulic model of the infrastructure, developed and ranked alternative solutions to mitigate any identified storm water flooding related problems and potential water quality improvements. The findings are being compiled into a storm water master plan to be used for future planning and budgeting of capital improvement projects.
NEORSD helped fund the study of the regional components of the Brandywine Creek Watershed as part of their Cuyahoga River South Stormwater Master Plan. The City funded the portions of the study in the local storm system.
To help pay for part of the City’s portion of the Brandywine Creek Watershed Study, the City secured funding from the Ohio Lake Erie Commission for a Lake Erie Protection Fund Small that was be used to partially fund the study. The City also utilized funds collected by NEORSD by the Hudson sewer customers to offset the remaining costs of this study.
The study was completed in January, 2019. The study can be viewed here. Please note the large file size (40+ mb) and allow time to download.
Brad Kosco, P.E., P.S.