Riverside Drive 2019 flooding is focus of town hall meeting

Representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh will conduct a town hall meeting next week in Cranberry Township.

The gathering, scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the township building, is designed to give Riverside Drive residents the opportunity to talk about problems they encountered during the severe flooding in July 2019.

The meeting will precede the regular township supervisors meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. that evening.

Township manager Eric Heil said the Corps has been studying Sage Run for several months and may offer solutions to the flooding issue.

Heil said some of the properties in that area lie within the floodplain.

A floodplain is an area of land adjacent to a river or stream that stretches from the banks of the channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls and experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.

Heil said the town hall is for planning purposes.

“It will be years before we see any action on this project,” he said.