CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: PA-4
APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Continuing Authorities / Feasibility
BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood Damage Reduction
AUTHORITY: Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended.
LOCATION: The study area is within and surrounding Cheltenham Township, just north of Philadelphia, on the southeastern edge of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
DESCRIPTION: The study area will comprise the Tookany Creek watershed, including, hydrologic analyses within Cheltenham and Abington Townships and Jenkintown and Rockledge Boroughs, hydraulic analyses within Cheltenham Township, environmental impacts within Cheltenham and Abington Townships and Jenkintown and Rockledge Boroughs, and economic analyses within Cheltenham Township. The formulation process involves establishing plan formulation rationale, identification and screening of alternatives, assessment and evaluation of plans responsive to identified problems and needs. The study investigates both structural and non-structural solutions to the flooding problem. Structural measures decrease flood damage by physically limiting the flood-prone area. Non-structural measures reduce the potential for damages for structures and contents in floodplains. These measures do not significantly alter the depth or extent of flooding, but rather the negative impacts on houses and possessions.
PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project is to define a technically feasible, economically justified and environmentally acceptable solution to the flooding problems along Tookany Creek in Cheltenham Township and the surrounding areas.
SPONSOR: The sponsor is Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, PA.
PROJECT MANAGER: Scott Sanderson