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Major flood projects wrapping up

Kate doing site visit at Miller Hill Mall

This season, we were able to complete several large erosion control projects from the 2012 flood, including a two-property project on French River. Pictured here, tubes protect some native plantings on the new bankful bench. The repairs were divided into five segments, some with riprap, others with root-wad and other live material benches. View slide presentation (pdf) of the French River project.

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Mall stormwater planning on track

Alice Yonke collects data at a storm drain at Miller Hill Mall

Data collection isn't so glamorous in a mall parking lot, but it yields crucial information for planning how to manage stormwater. Alice (pictured here at 'Inlet #5')) and Julien have documented every inlet and storm drain to undertsand flow patterns throughout the Miller Hill Mall property, including temperature loggers from four of the seven sediment ponds. Barr Engineering will use the data to begin developing plans. Learn more on our website.

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Work completed in style on Amity Creek

Amity Creek bank slump

In September we completed work on the Amity Creek bank slump. Our engineering staff coordinated with the Veit Contracting to minimize disruption to the creek and surrounding land during the project. Now, bank plantings by Boreal Natives take root before the dormant season, and spring runoff will find a new channel that doesn't carry sediment downstream. View project photo albums on our Facebook page.

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'Rock and roll' grade control on Tischer

Hope project before Hope project after

View great sets of before/after photos from this Tischer Cr. flood project at Hope United Methodist Church, including 'rock and roll' grade control to manage the creek's descent. View Rock-N-Roll photos on our Facebook page.

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Don't forget to vote November 4th

Kate leading watershed meeting

In this year's election, three of our South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors are up for reelection: Marcia Stromgren (II), Al Moline (III) and Debra Taylor (V).

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