The Strickland Brook Drainage Area has historically been impacted by several damaging storm events with flooding complaints received from both residential and commercial property owners as well as from emergency responders who were limited from access to certain areas during these historical flood events. Based on the evaluation, ranking and prioritization of flood prone areas, as directed by the Flood and Erosion Control Board, a study of the Strickland Brook Drainage Area was completed along with the review of several alternatives to alleviate flooding during high intensity rain events.
The purpose of this study and review of alternatives is to alleviate flooding and allow for emergency vehicles to travel in the public right-of-way and improve emergency response. This project is being completed the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works Engineering Division with the assistance of CDM Smith, a design consulting firm.
A Public Information Meeting was held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Cos Cob Elementary School Cafeteria, with the goal of presenting findings of the study to date and gain input from residents on their experience during the April 2007 rain event, as well as Tropical Storms Sandy and Irene. Data, photos and videos were received by the Town in order to fine tune the study areas and impact to the neighborhood.
Contact: Gabriella M. Circosta Cohee, Senior Civil Engineer