Sevier County Flood Preparedness

Fact Sheet (As of April 2022)

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published Oct. 25, 2021
Updated: May 2, 2022
Sevier County Flood Preparedness with USACE modeled streams

Sevier County Flood Preparedness with USACE modeled streams

 Sevier County Flood Preparedness


US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUILDING STRONG®

AUTHORIZATION: Section 22 of the 1974 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA), Planning Assistance to States, (PAS).

TYPE OF PROJECT: Flood Preparedness

LOCATION: Sevier County TN; Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Pittman Center.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST: Burchett (TN-02), Hagerty (TN), Blackburn (TN)

NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: Sevier County, TN

 

BACKGROUND:

This project builds upon studies and investigations completed in support of flood preparedness in Sevier County, including the Cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Pittman Center, Tennessee. A thorough basin-wide hydrologic analysis was completed during the French Broad River feasibility study in 2004. Recent flooding events during the last decade, particularly in 2018 and 2020, have damaged public infrastructure and private lands.The county has asked for USACE assistance in providing flood preparedness support through additional modeling of the Little Pigeon and the creation of a pilot Real-Time Simulation model for use during potentially damaging storms.

 

IMPORTANCE:

Sevier County has had several flooding issues from the Little Pigeon River that the county would like to study for flood preparedness. The project will provide the county with modeling tools and flood preparedness products to improve their existing response measures.

 

STATUS: This project is expected to be complete by December 2022.

 

BUDGET ($):                                       

Total Estimated Cost

$425,000

     Federal Cost Estimate

$212,500

     Non-Federal Cost Estimate

$212,500

 

 

SCHEDULE:

FY2021 Completed Work: Preliminary field reconnaissance, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.

FY2022 Scheduled Work: RTS model development, FEMA submission, flood preparedness product completion.  

 

Completion: Early FY2022.


Contact
Peter Karr
(615) 736-2167
Peter.S.Karr@usace.army.mil