See the August 27 Rainfall Map.
Water depths in some parts of Mecklenburg County exceeded the "100-year flood" level. Record flood heights were recorded on 19 local stream gauges.
Two months before the flood, Mecklenburg County had used a federal grant to help purchase the Cavalier Apartments in a floodplain buyout. The destructive flood created new urgency in plans to relocate the tenants, then tear down the entire complex.
One year later, every trace of the Cavalier Apartments was gone. The floodplain has been restored as open space. A Storm Water Services water quality project is further transforming the creek and surrounding floodplain that once housed the Doral and Cavalier Apartments.