Brentwood Today Stream Stabilization

Last updated Feb. 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Stream Stabilization
  • $850,000
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • HDR Engineering, Inc. of the Carolinas
  • Credence Inc.

Current Activity

Posted Monday, Feb. 16

Construction for this project is underway. The contractor, Credence Inc., will start construction at 3609 Greywood Drive, which is a City-owned property that will be used as the main access point for the project. Residents should see little impact at this time. Work will continue starting upstream to make necessary improvements to the stream channel that runs along Greywood Drive. Property owners who will be directly impacted by construction will be notified by the City.

Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no work scheduled on the weekend except in an emergency or with prior approval from the City. Work may also vary due to inclement weather or unexpected delays. If you have any questions about this project, contact Carrie Mitchell, PE, at 919-996-3940 or


Brentwood Today Lake is classified as a small, high-hazard dam with the North Carolina Dam Safety Division and the remaining portion of the dam is no longer working. This resulted in an existing lake bed forming a main stream channel section and an area of natural plants. Due to that change, the downstream channel has weakened significantly and has very steep, unstable channel banks in some areas.


  • Brentwood Project Area
  • Brentwood Project Area
  • Brentwood Project Area


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Winter 2016Project planning completed
Fall 2017Project design finalized and easement negotiations, permitting, and coordination of private utility relocations complete
Winter 2018Project construction begins
Spring 2018Project construction complete


Brentwood Today Lake has a failing spillway and over the years, the concrete spillway sections have failed and fallen off. The spillway is significantly shorter with only approximately 10 feet of the channel left. So, a floodplain study was completed of the New Hope Tributary in order to determine the extent of flooding that takes place along the stream.

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