This project will repair and stabilize approximately 1,800 linear feet along the banks of Bitter Creek in the Indian Hills Subdivision. It will protect up to 67 houses from further erosion.

Project Overview

The project includes the following: 

  • Stabilization of the creek to prevent loss of land and fences from erosion
  • Creek beautification through the use of natural and native materials
  • Dredging and cleaning of the pond at William Cannon
  • Removal of trash in the creek
  • Removing access to the creek at the Branchwood dead end to discourage illegal dumping
  • New landscaping and planting throughout the project area
  • Replacement of fences damaged by erosion.


The project is located behind homes on Bitter Creek Drive, Ripple Run and Raleigh Circle, between Branchwood Drive and East William Cannon Drive.

Drainage Easements

To construct this project, the City purchased drainage easements from property owners along the eroding creek. We will be accessing these easements to stabilize the creek bank and complete the project.

A drainage easement gives the City limited rights to access and maintain infrastructure or to provide a place for water to flow. Drainage easements should be used for grass or flowers. Property owners should not build fences, walls, sheds or buildings within a drainage easement.

Project Status

Construction began May 2020 and is expected to last 9 to 12 months.

Pardon Our Dust

It is impossible to complete this type of project without some disruption. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and cooperation.

General work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, but there may be occasional work in the evening or on weekends. Please expect the following:

  • Noise during work hours
  • Construction traffic on neighborhood streets
  • Removal of trees near the creek
  • Fence relocation or replacement
  • Shed relocation or replacement



Bitter Creek prior to starting project.