Pigeon House Creek


Pigeon House Branch Watershed Study

Downtown Raleigh Area

We are doing a study of the Pigeon House Watershed. 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: In and near downtown Raleigh.

Project Details

Project Lead:
Stormwater Management



Sheri Smith, PE
Senior Engineer

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




The study is being completed in phases. The first phase is completed and focused on:

  • Performing initial public engagement;
  • Setting objectives for the level of service provided by the City's stormwater system;
  • Collecting data about the location and condition of stormwater infrastructure; and,
  • Conducting stream walks to collect information about the condition of the streams in the watershed.

Current Work

  • Modeling of the drainage network in Pigeon House Branch Watershed
  • Water quality modeling
  • Identification of improvement projects

The study is anticipated to continue through mid-2024.

We completed a public survey that asked for observations within the watershed. View the live results from the survey.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

About the Watershed

The Pigeon House Watershed is located near downtown Raleigh and is one of 36 watersheds in the city. Learn more about the Pigeon House Branch Watershed.

Watershed Map

You can zoom into the map below to see the location of the stormwater system and some recent stormwater projects. We maintain the areas in yellow. This is the stormwater system on City-maintained, public roads.