A Chapel Hill consultant’s study has identified the 5.5-acre floodplain between the new Alexan apartment building, in the background, and Eastgate Crossing shopping center as a priority area. A $1.1 million plan to expand the floodplain could increase the amount of water held in the area before slowly releasing it downstream, improving water quality and also reducing the flood risk.
A Chapel Hill consultant’s study has identified the 5.5-acre floodplain between the new Alexan apartment building, in the background, and Eastgate Crossing shopping center as a priority area. A $1.1 million plan to expand the floodplain could increase the amount of water held in the area before slowly releasing it downstream, improving water quality and also reducing the flood risk. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com
A Chapel Hill consultant’s study has identified the 5.5-acre floodplain between the new Alexan apartment building, in the background, and Eastgate Crossing shopping center as a priority area. A $1.1 million plan to expand the floodplain could increase the amount of water held in the area before slowly releasing it downstream, improving water quality and also reducing the flood risk. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com

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