Crabtree Creek Watershed

Crabtree Creek Watershed

* Notice : Lake Lynn Site 22B *

The Wake County government, and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service of North Carolina (NRCS) are beginning the planning process to develop a Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment for the rehabilitation needs of Crabtree Creek Watershed Structure No. 22B, also known as Lake Lynn Dam. Studies and investigation of Lake Lynn will require partial closure of the greenway and parking at the Lynn Road access is anticipated on days where heavy equipment is on site. It is anticipated that northern row of parking spaces in the lot off Lynn Rd. will be closed during the duration of the dates listed below. During this time, there will be periodic closure of the trail along the top of the dam, located the southern side of the lake, that will prevent the public from completing a full circle around the lake.

Project Schedule (subject to change) April 29 – May 17

Crabtree Creek Watershed

The Crabtree Creek Watershed Project (“CCWP”) was built under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954. The CCWP is comprised of approximately 90,750 total acres located in Wake and Durham Counties and contains 10 flood control structures which include engineered components, flood pool and flood easements. They were assembled on behalf of the federal government for the purpose of preventing loss of life and managing sediment, erosion and property damage caused by flooding within the Crabtree Creek Watershed. Wake County (“County”) manages the 10 structures as the local sponsor to the Natural Resource Conservation Service (“NRCS”) of the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). They are federally subsidized. Each Structure is identified by a corresponding number (ex. Structure No. 1, 2, 3, 5A, 11A, 13, 18, 20A, 22B, or 23). Pursuant to the Operation and Maintenance Agreement with the Soil and Water Conservation Service, later named Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Wake County is obligated to perform maintenance on said structures, perform annual inspections with the NRCS and prohibit the development, encroachment or installation of any improvements that interfere with their operation or modify their original design.

Public Meetings

Site #5-A | Page Lake

Public Scope Meeting on April 12, 2023

Site 3A | Bond Lake

Site #18 | Cole's Branch

Public Scope Meeting on April 20, 2023