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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Meeting regarding the Greenwater Floodplain Restoration Project.

As a result of comments from some in the community, the organizers and engineers of the Greenwater River ELJ and Floodplain Restoration Project have arranged to hold a community meeting at the Greenwater Community Center to explain their plans for the river project. There will be several specialists to make a presentation and to provide feedback on the project.

This is probably the last public opportunity to discuss the benefits and risks of this project.

Most agree that the floodplain restoration project is a good idea in the abstract. Property owners along the river have reasonable concerns about the risks this may propose to their property. In addition, many are concerned about the risks this project may present to the SR-410 bridge that spans the Greenwater river. Additional concerns are about maintenance for the proposed engineered log jams (ELJ), and there are concerns about identifying these ELJ’s in the event that they fail due to age or flooding.

The Greenwater community in particular as well as those with an interest in this type of project are invited and encouraged to attend.

Click on this link to display a PDF file that shows the project overview. Note you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader or the equivalent to view the PDF file.

The meeting will take place at 3 PM on August 22, 2009 at the Greenwater Community Center. This is located in the same building as the Greenwater Fire Department.

Plan to arrive a little early.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, on this project look here.

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