US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Alligator Creek (205)

March 2019


FACT SHEET
Alligator Creek (205)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 3

 

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The Alligator Creek basin, which drains through the downtown corridor of Starke, Florida, has a long history of flooding that produces property damage and road closures. Many of the recent flooding events have been triggered by tropical storms, such as Fay (2008), Debby (2012), Matthew (2016), and Irma (2017), as well as unnamed storms. Alligator Creek is channelized in the downtown corridor of Starke. As a result this reach is unable to accommodate peak flows, especially as tributaries join the main branch within the city limits. The Alligator Creek Basin is 15.9 square miles and has a peak flow of 1,579 cubic feet per second.

The study objective is to reduce the flood risk (frequency and magnitude) in the community.  

 

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $900,000
Estimated Federal Cost $475,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

 

3. SPONSOR

Suwanee River Water Management District
9225 CR 49
Live Oak, Florida 32060

 

4. STATUS

Federal Interest Determination was approved on January 17, 2019.  Project has moved into the Feasibility Phase.