The city of Columbus is working on a plan to drain the Charter Oaks Watershed that flooded April 2 and make improvements to the drainage system.
“We are actively working on it, putting a plan of action in place,” said Donna Newman, director of the city’s Engineering Department.
Heavy rains early this year and a partially clogged drain contributed to flooding on Teak Drive. Three homes were damaged inside and the front yard of a fourth home was almost washed away when water flowed from the watershed's spillway.
Newman said the city will be working with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “We hope to get it done this year,” she said.