Here is a handy guide on how to move a creek as documented in photographs by Laurel Wanrow.
Step 1: Place big yellow thing in post-Jamestown flood creek and start digging
Step 2: Tidy-up post-flood creek
Step 3: Dig channel for new creek
Step 4: Divert water to new creek
Step 5: Grade the road where the post-flood creek used to be
Step 6: Welcome town-folk to the new Ward Road with creek back were it started before the Jamestown flood