Findings of West Ashley Flood Study Expected Monday Evening

November 13, 2017, 9:49 am EST | Share:

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WTAT-TV) — Residents in West Ashley say they are fed up with all of the flooding and want to something to be done to combat the issue.

Engineers have spent months looking into the Church Creek drainage basin and are expected to share the results of that flood study to Charleston City Council on Monday.

Leaders with the City of Charleston say area drains are now 80-percent developed and engineers spent the last several years building a new canal and taking several steps to decrease the flooding.

Neighbors, though, say the flooding is still happening and want something to be fixed.

“Oh my gracious, for the quality of life for all of the people in this community and even in the greater community,” said Ellen Boyd whose home was flooded four times in just as many years. “Who want’s to live in a community where the houses are rotting down with mold. It’s nasty living in a community where the houses are sitting empty because people can’t live in them.”

“It just seems like there is more and more development going on as opposed to addressing the issues that are in one of the oldest developments in West Ashley,” said Matthew Marcino.

Engineers will present the findings of that study to city council Monday at 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.