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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Army Corps of Engineers Return to Downtown Frederick to Gather Stormwater Information

In late 2018, The City of Frederick began a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE) to develop a flood resiliency study for areas in the City prone to stormwater and urban riverine flooding. This partnership aims to develop implementation strategies to convey water safely, mitigate risk to property owner investments, and offer quality treatment processing through new design standards and retrofitting. Last fall, USACE shared a report that identified inadequate stormwater pipe sizes and spillways and continued its study to develop alternatives to reduce the stormwater flood risk. USACE will be returning to downtown Frederick this week to conduct a field study for the project’s “Downtown Drainage Study Area” (which is the area bound by East Street on the east, 7th Street on the north, Bentz Street on the west, and Carroll Creek on the south).

Beginning on Thursday, May 28, 2020, USACE will be surveying all of the downtown storm drain systems and structures. City staff will accompany USACE during the field study. No traffic impacts are expected.

An updated report on USACE’s findings is expected in the coming weeks. Please contact Chip Stitley, Assistant Deputy Director of DPW Utilities, with any questions regarding this partnership or field study at 301-600-1176 or

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