Bee Branch Creek Restoration

The Bee Branch Creek Restoration involved replacing almost one-mile of storm sewer with a creek and floodplain that resembles the one that traversed the area approximately 100 years ago. This “daylighting” of the buried Bee Branch Creek allows stormwater from flash floods to safely move through the area without flooding adjacent properties. This is the natural and preferred method to handle stormwater flooding.

The Bee Branch Creek Restoration is split into two distinct sections each with different characteristics.

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Upper Bee Branch Rhomberg_web

Lower Bee Branch

Completed in 2011

15th and Sycamore Streets north to Garfield Avenue

Upper Bee Branch

Completed in 2017

Garfield Avenue to E. 24th Street