Debris to Be Cleared From Chippewa Creek Next Week
The process should help alleviate flooding.
One of the projects to help control flooding in Chippewa Creek is scheduled to begin on Monday.
City Engineer Gerald Wise said the company that was awarded the contract, J & J Enterprise Services, is scheduled to begin removing the stockpiles of debris in the river on Monday. There are piles of debris built up on both sides of the creek, Wise said.
Residents along Chippewa Creek saw some severe flooding last year. Because most of the creek is private property, the city needed permission from the Army Corps of Engineers before it could take action. The city received that permission in March.
The entire process should take about a week, Wise said. The contract was approved during the April 3 Council meeting and cost nearly $25,000.