Flood Protection

The Chester County Water Resources Authority was created to provide sound water science, information and planning resources to support safe, healthy and prosperous communities throughout Chester County, PA. This includes real time water level monitoring through a partnership with USGS and guidance on floodplain management. The Authority also provides flood protection in the Brandywine Creek watershed through the operation of four flood control facilities and emergency response information.

Web Table_Realtime Flood ConditionsC_Dec 2019
The real time water level of local creeks is continually monitored and the information is available for anyone
to view or to sign up for alerts.
FEMA and Floodplains in Chester County
FEMA's mapping of floodplains approximates where floodwaters may rise, however even if the property is outside of a FEMA floodplain, it may still flood.
Regional Flood Control Program
The Chester County Water Resources Authority owns
and operates four regional flood control facilities
and the Chambers Lake Reservoir.
Severe Thunderstorm Safety
Severe storms can bring flash flooding, dangerous winds, lightning, and even tornadoes and hail. Learn how to stay safe before, during and after a severe storm.