A part of the Hare Snipe watershed in Raleigh


Hare Snipe Watershed Study

Northwest Raleigh Area

We are doing a study of the Hare Snipe watershed. The goal is to better understand and improve flooding, water quality, and stream conditions in the area. 

Tell us about what you experience in your neighborhood. Take this short survey. It's open until Nov. 30.

Project Details

Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Brown and Caldwell



Barbara Moranta, PE
Project Manager 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




We are identifying ways to improve the Hare Snipe Creek watershed in Northwest Raleigh. We will be making improvements in this area by:

  • Reducing flooding impacts with upgraded stormwater pipes; 
  • Improving water quality; and, 
  • Repairing streambanks (or riparian area). 

The study area covers Northwest Raleigh near Lake Lynn between Strickland Road, Leesville Road, NC 50, and US 70. 

Share Your Input

Tell us about your experience when it rains. There are a few ways to get involved. 

Survey Closes Nov. 30
Take this short online survey. We're collecting responses until Nov. 30

Paper surveys are available upon request at 919-996-3940 or RaleighStormwater@raleighnc.gov. This information will help us plan for future projects.

See recent results

Public Meeting
We held a meeting on November 18 so that folks could talk one-on-one with staff about issues with erosion, flooding, and stormwater pipes. Do you still have questions or comments? Let us know. 

Work During the Study

Stream Inspections (November & December 2021)
The consultant is doing stream inspections in November and December. They will document stream conditions and look for streambank erosion. 

Water Flow (July 2021)
The consultant used meters to track how much water flows in the watershed and what areas flood. Now they are studying those findings. This will help us determine what upgrades can be made to streams and stormwater pipes in the watershed. 

Overall Study 
The consultant also continues to work on the rest of the study, which includes preparing for community outreach, collecting more data, and handling water quality modeling.

See Your Watershed

Take a look at the map on this page to learn more about your watershed. You can: 

  • Type in your address;
  • Zoom in to specific watersheds; and,
  • Click points to see information about a watershed. 

Phase Contacts


Barbara Moranta, PE
Project Manager 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Project consultant studying the water flow of Lake Lynn in the Hare Snipe watershed. Meters will help us track how much water flows / floods in the area. 

A part of Hare Snipe Creek in Raleigh. 


Date Activity
Spring 2021 Project kickoff
Fall 2021 Public meeting
Late Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Study underway
Fall 2022 Recommendations shared with staff
TBD Stormwater system improvements