South Wilmington Wetland Park

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flooding intersection of A Street and Buttonwood Street, april 30 2014, 20140430,

Flooding

The primary goal of the South Wilmington Wetland Park is to reduce flooding in the Southbridge neighborhood. In addition to building the Wetland Park, the City will be separating 36 acres of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) pipes into stormwater and sewer pipes. When it rains, water will flow through the new stormwater pipes and into the restored wetlands, where it will be held and gradually released into the Christina River. The sewer pipes will go directly to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.

Read the South Wilmington Drainage Study

October 16, 2015
Rising Seas Overwhelm Delaware Tide Gates
america.aljazeera.com

September 23, 2015
Southbridge Initiative Flood Control Better Access
delawareonline.com

October 23, 2014
Plagued by Chronic Flooding Southbridge Neighborhood Hangs Hopes on Old School Fix
newsworks.org

November 8, 2013
White House Officials Visit Wetlands Project in Wilmington
delaware.gov


The separation of the CSO in conjunction with the Wetland will directly benefit over 1,000 residents of Wilmington's Historic Southbridge Neighborhood by reducing flooding frequency in addition to increasing available storm capacity.

October 29-30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy, 301 A Street 2
October 29-30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy, 301 A Street 1
August 13, 2013 Christina Ave and Claymont Street 2
August 13, 2013 Christina Ave and Claymont Street 1
new castle avenue intersection flooding, April 20 2015, 20150420,
new castle avenue flooding, april 20 2015, 20150420,