Help with stormwater creek bed in back yard
Unfortunately we purchased our home in a drought and didn't realize the extent of the storm water that flows through our backyard until after we moved in and experienced the 1st big rain.
After further investigation, we found that all this water is the storm water from the neighborhood behind us, that was built 15 years after ours.
My neighbor to the left, upstream, has a legitimate creek bed w/ boulders/large rocks...but then it just empties into our yard.
I've notified the city of Charlotte and they gave it a category 3 - or low priority. Saying that they will "get to it in 5 years or so."
I have a friend that owns a bobcat and an excavator, so I'm leaning toward tackling this project by myself, but need assistance. I'd like to make it 6' wide and 4-5 feet deep...using large stones and river rock. What about all of the tree roots that are close to the creek?
Here are pictures of the problem: