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Facts about flooding
| Improving drainage for Meadowbrook
To make improvements, provide ongoing
maintenance, and stem chronic and seasonal flooding of
selected urban streams, the Onondaga County
Legislature created four WEP drainage districts back
in the 1970s. They cover Harbor Brook and Meadowbrook
(in the city of Syracuse), Bloody Brook (in the town
of Salina and village of Liverpool), and Bear Trap/Ley
Creek (in the towns of Dewitt and Salina, the Village
of East Syracuse, and the City of Syracuse).
WEP monitors, maintains and repairs these urban
waterways to insure that they protect nearby
properties from flooding.
Q: Who do I call for drainage or flooding problems?
Within the Onondaga County Drainage Districts, call
435-3157 any time, day or night.
Q: When should I call?
Any time you experience flooding from one of the urban
waterways listed above or if you have a question
regarding one of the streams.
Q: Why am I required to pay flood insurance?
Flood insurance is mandatory for homes and businesses
lying within the designated 100-year flood zone, as
determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA). The WEP drainage districts were created to
reduce and mitigate the effects of frequent, chronic,
and persistent seasonal flooding of properties along
the streams listed above. Their levels of protection
vary, but they do not protect vulnerable properties
from the statistical 100-year storm.
Q: Who do I call for drainage or flooding problems outside the WEP service areas?
Contact your local municipality.