Emergency Watershed Protection Grant Projects (NRCS-ADS-093)

Project Manager

Allison Molleson, EIT
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30389


Project Status

The City of Durham has received the grant agreement from USDA-NRCS. City Council has approved the agreement and it will be executed once the final documents are received from USDA-NRCS. 

Professional Services (EWP-2020-01)

The Public Works Department utilized their On-Call Stormwater Professional Services (SD-2017-01) contract to select an engineering firm for the professional services part of the project. Kimley-Horn is the selected firm. City Council approved this contract and it will be executed once the grant documents are executed.  

Debris Removal (EWP-2020-02)

There were no attendees at the pre-bid conference and there were no bids submitted on January 21, 2020. This project will be readvertised. 

Stream Bank Stabilization Construction (EWP-2020-03)
A construction project will be bid out for construction of the stream bank stabilization techniques designed by the professional services firm. We expect this project to bid Summer 2020.

Key Project Dates


  • Advertisement of EWP-2020-02: December 12, 2019
  • Pre-Submittal Conference for EWP-2020-02: January 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  • Bid Deadline for EWP-2020-02: January 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Notice to Proceed for EWP-2020-01: January 2020
  • Notice to Proceed for EWP-2020-02: January 2020

Project Description


The City of Durham has been approved for an Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) grant to repair damages to streams caused by Hurricane Florence. The EWP grant will provide funding for debris removal, professional services, and stream bank stabilization for locations identified by the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The EWP project locations are listed below.
  • S. Ellerbe Creek from I-85 to Ellerbe Creek Confluence (37-07-18-5038-057)
  • Ellerbe Creek from W. Club Blvd. to N. Roxboro St. (37-07-18-5038-160)
  • Northeast Creek Tributary C from Sedwick Rd. to Kandes Ct. (37-07-18-5038-161)
  • Northeast Creek Tributary C from Seaton Rd. to 1500' S. of Seaton Rd. (37-07-18-5038-194)
  • Third Fork Creek from Ward St. to Cliff St. (37-07-18-5038-195)