Project underway to clear streams for improved water flow and reduced flooding
The Onslow County Soil and Water Conservation District is working to clear streams.
The district received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to help restore a large portion of Backswamp and Squires Run Creek.
By removing downed trees and debris, the district hopes to improve water flow and reduce flooding as a result.
The rehabilitation project started Monday and is expected to be completed by the end of February.