CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: PA-2 and 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 comprises 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 recommend plan includes 6 Dry Detention Basins in Tookany Creek Watershed, Cheltenham Township, PA. The basins would be constructed in low-lying open space areas requiring minimal excavation and the basins include combination of earthen embankment and gabion baskets.
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