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FEMA - Dam Reconstruction/Construction

Hurricane Florence Updates



Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Dams Restoration

McGill Presentation 9.15.22 - to watch the video of the presentation or listen to the audio (only), please go to the BOC Agendas and minutes page:

City Manager's Monthly Report (timeline)


City Manager's Monthly Report (incl. timeline)

JULY 2022

Updated Environmental Assessment Timeline

PUBLIC NOTICE - posted 7.15.22

Draft Environmental Assessment

City Manager's Monthly Report (incl. timeline)

Davenport Presentation re:  Bond Referendum

June 2022

City Manager's Monthly Report (incl. timeline)

May 2022

City Manager's Monthly Report

April 2022

City Manager's Monthly Report - includes timeline

March 2022

NC Legislature - Administrative Approval - At the December 7, 2021 and the March 1, 2022 Board of Commissioners meetings, State Representative Charlie Miller  (12/7/21) and State Representative Frank Iler (3/1/22) presented the City of Boiling Spring Lakes with a check in the amount of $14 Million Dollars representing the funding for the dams that was approved by the State on November 19, 2021.  Thank you to State Representative Miller and State Representative Iler and others for working to get the City these funds.

January 2022

NC Dam Safety Approval Letter - 

The City of Boiling Spring Lakes received a letter from NC Dam Safety approving our Application submitted in January 2021.  This is a major milestone and another progressive step  toward restoring our dams.  

Dam Slides from BOC Regular Meeting 1/4/2022

McGill Presentation from BOC Dam Workshop 1/11/2022


December 2021

Updated Timeline


October 2021

USDA Categorical Exclusion Report

City Manager's Monthly Report Dam Restoration Project - Completed Items

City Manager's Monthly Report Dam Restoration Project - Outstanding Items

City Manager's Monthly Report - Dam Restoration Project - Timeline


July 2021

Critical Path to Construction Chart

BSL Cost Share Estimates


June 2021

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Proposal


May 2021

May 2021 Board Presentation 5.25.2021

Note to Public:  The City has received several inquiries recently as to why there have been no updates posted to the Hurricane Florence page.  Per the schedule on this webpage, the City submitted plans and specifications to several state agencies for permits during the month of January 2021, most notably NC Dam Safety.  Each of those agencies have notified the City that the plans have been received and that at a minimum 90-days or more will be needed for review.  The City continues to respond to questions that generated by these agencies as they review the plans but in the meantime there is simply very little information to share until the permits are issued.

City staff and elected officials continue to work on the funding package with FEMA and USDA as well as federal and state elected officials.


January 2021

90% Board Update Presentation

90% Design Report - Dams Construction and Reconstruction Project - there are large maps and schedules in this file which causes the viewing area to shift to the left. Please scroll right to view the document.

Contractor Schedule

Dam Update

Dam Schedule

Letter to Senators Tillis & Burr and Congressman Rouzer