Rising waters raise concerns: Eastgate Shopping Center businesses still struggle with flooding

By Alice Bennett

Booker Creek, a major waterway in Chapel Hill, flows under East Franklin Street before it enters a culvert that passes directly under the Eastgate Shopping Center parking lot. Just downstream, the Town’s almost-completed Booker Creek Storage Basin will likely reduce flooding in the area after heavy rains. (Alice Bennett / Carolina Connection)

For Chapel Hill residents, pools of standing water and even flooding are a common sight after rainstorms. For some, it’s an inconvenience. For others, it threatens their livelihoods.

Alice Bennett has the story.

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