Public Engagement Session Scheduled to Discuss Improvements to Infrastructure to Relieve Flooding Pressure on Crabtree Canal 


Contact: Taylor Newell 

Office: (843)488.7607

Cell: (843)333.6448




CONWAY, SC (January 8, 2020) – The City of Conway has received a grant from the Nature Conservancy (TNC) of South Carolina to hire Robinson Design Engineers to explore ways to improve infrastructure to relieve flooding pressure on Crabtree Canal.  


The intent of the project is to reduce the flash flooding potential for properties around the Godfrey & Freeman Avenue area.  Robinson Design Engineers, based out of Charleston, is composed of a team of hydrologists, ecological engineers, and hydraulic engineers.


The City of Conway has been impacted by significant flooding in 2015, 2016, and 2018.  While some of the flooding that occurred was due to larger storms upstream and the floodwater flowing downstream, such as Hurricane Florence, there are also periodic rain events that flood portions of the community. 


One of the tools being used by the City is to utilize FEMA’s voluntary buyout program of repetitively flooded homes to remove residents from hazard zones.  One area of the City that has seen repetitive flooding, even after Hurricane Floyd in the late 1990’s, is around Crabtree Swamp. 


To discuss these plans to improve infrastructure to relieve flooding pressure on Crabtree Canal, the City of Conway will host a Public Engagement Session at Trinity United Methodist Church (198 Long Avenue) on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.


The session will be held in the Cordie Page Building. All members of the public are invited to attend.