Gills Creek Flooding 2015
(This consolidated page is a work in progress.)
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Flood Repair Permitting
Richland County and the City of Columbia both require inspections and flood repair permits before attempting to restore a flood-damaged structure in the flood plain.
More information from Richland County
and the City of Columbia
Two Disaster Relief Public Forums
Richland County Flood Update/Community Meeting
Hosted by Senator Joel Lourie, Representative Beth Bernstein
When: Tuesday, October 13th, 6pm
Where: Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia
Presenters: FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team will be on hand to offer survivors registration assistance; up-to-date information on their application status; and referrals to help fill outstanding needs.
Disaster Assistance Forum
Hosted by the Office of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 5:30pm
Where: Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia
Presenters: FEMA, SC Department of Insurance, Small Business Administration, SC Department of Employment and Workforce, and SC Emergency Management Division
The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina, and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes; Richland County, and the US Army's Fort Jackson.
The watershed's headwaters start above Sesquicentennial State Park and flow into the Congaree River just above the Congaree Swamp National Park.
The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, grass roots action, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, and controlled development.
The goal is to return the Gills Creek Watershed to a living resource providing recreational opportunities, habitat for native wildlife and plants, and a national model for watershed planning and management.
You can participate by joining the Association, becoming active in the Association's initiatives, spreading the word to your friends, neighbors and co-workers, and promoting the Association and its vision to your elected officials.