West Terre Haute, IN

Stormwater Master Plan

HWC completed a stormwater master plan for West Terre Haute, Indiana, a town with a long history of drainage and flooding problems. Several levee systems were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s to protect the town from high river stage events.

While the levee system was effective, the town’s internal (minor) drainage systems were inadequate. No comprehensive solution existed to provide positive drainage within the town when the river stage was up and the flood gates for the gravity drainage outlet pipes through the levee were closed. During Wabash River flood events, temporary pumping facilities were set up to discharge excess water.