Marsh Creek


Marsh Creek Watershed Study

Northeast Raleigh Area

We are doing a study of the Marsh Creek Watershed located in northeast Raleigh. The goal is to identify ways to improve the watershed by:

  • Reducing flooding impacts
  • Renewing stormwater pipes and infrastructure that is in poor condition
  • Improving water quality
  • Repairing streambanks

Study Area: Northeast Raleigh (view watershed map)

Project Details

Project Lead:
Stormwater Management



Sheri Smith, PE
Senior Engineer

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




This study is being completed in phases.  The first phase is underway and focuses on:

  • Initial public engagement,
  • Collecting field data on the location and condition of streams & stormwater infrastructure,
  • Determining additional data needs to assess the watershed, and
  • Conducting stream walks to collect information about the condition of the streams in the watershed.

Additional phases will include modeling and evaluation of the drainage network in the watershed, water quality modeling, and identification of improvement projects.  The study is anticipated to continue through early 2026.

Stormwater and Stream Surveys

If you reside in the Marsh Creek Watershed and have a stream or stormwater infrastructure on your property, staff from our consultants may be accessing your property over the next several months to collect the following information:

  • Location, size, depth, and type of stormwater infrastructure; and,
  • Stream conditions and measurements of stream banks and channels.

All surveys should be completed within 12 months, and we will let you know if this changes.

Project Engagement

This spring, we will be posting a public survey to gather community feedback on stormwater issues and concerns. Subscribe to this page to receive updates.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Watershed Map

Zoom in on the map below or use the search bar to search for your address to determine the location of stormwater infrastructure and streams. We maintain the areas in yellow. This is the stormwater system on City-maintained, public roads.