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

Project Manager

Dana P Hornkohl. PE 
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30246

Project Status

The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP, Federal) and Watershed Protection Project (State) grant agreements have been executed.  The City has begun work on the EWP projects. 
Professional Services (EWP-2020-01)

The Public Works Department utilized their On-Call Stormwater Professional Services (SD-2017-01) program to select Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. to perform this work.  City Council authorized execution of the contract at their November 18, 2019 meeting.  A Notice to Proceed will be issued in March 2020.
Debris Removal (EWP-2020-02)

The bid opening was held on March 6, 2020 (bid tabulation).  Zulu Marine Services, Inc. is the apparent successful bidder.  The services contract will be executed in the coming weeks.  Work is anticipated to begin in April 2020.
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: February 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  • Bid Deadline for EWP-2020-02: March 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Notice to Proceed for EWP-2020-01: March 2020 (anticipated)
  • Notice to Proceed for EWP-2020-02: April 2020 (anticipated)

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)