DeKalb County Public Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are teaming up to study environmental issues in four creeks — the Indian, Intrenchment, Snapfinger and Sugar creeks — in the watershed. The study is part of a larger Metro Atlanta Watershed Project authorized by Congress.
"We are looking forward to meeting the community. They know these creeks. Their experiences and direction can focus where we look to identify problem areas," said Charles Owens, project manager for the study.
Representatives from the two agencies will meet with community members to discuss issues such as ecosystem degradation, stormwater runoff, streambank erosion and flooding.
The study will identify alternative solutions to restore the habitat and reduce sediment loads to the South River Watershed, eventually improving water quality and the ecosystem in this area.
The meeting takes place 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road.
For more information, call DeKalb County floodplain coordinator Sam Gueller at 404-297-2567, or Donata Renfrow of the Corps of Engineers at 678-357-6513.