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The stormwater team addresses flooding and erosion issues. In the spring of 2022, the team analyzed erosion problems for Greenwood Hills Bible Camp near Chambersburg PA and designed a system to capture and divert the runoff that is causing erosion. The design includes collection of the runoff with French drains and rock channels and conveyance of the water through a culvert with discharge down-gradient of affected houses. The system should lessen the erosion affecting the camp road and fix nuisance flooding and erosion at the residences. In the fall of 2021, the team partnered with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water to address flooding in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg Pennsylvania and designed a plan to mitigate this problem for neighborhood residents.
Funding for this work provided by The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.
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Bartels, Abigail; Hilton, Caleb J.; Hockenberry, Warner C.; Light, Caleb R.; Thomas, Daniel O.; and Soerens, Thomas S., "Stormwater Management for Greenwood Hills Bible Camp" (2022). 2022 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 5.