For Immediate Release
PUBLIC MEETING WILL DISCUSS MANAGEMENT OF MILLERS CREEK SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION STUDY
Meeting will take place Monday, Sept. 10, 7–8:30 p.m., Larcom City Hall Basement Conference Room
ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 27, 2012 — A meeting will be held to inform the public and seek input about an upcoming study to manage sediment accumulation within Millers Creek. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, 7–8:30 p.m. in the basement conference room of Larcom City Hall (301 E. Huron St.).
Millers Creek, located in the northeast portion of the City of Ann Arbor, has a 2.4-square-mile watershed and is the smallest named tributary to the Huron River. Due to extremely flashy flows and a steep creek bed in the upper reaches of Millers Creek, a large amount of sediment has been deposited within the creek’s original channel in the lower reach of Millers Creek. The large amount of sediment accumulation within the creek has diverted flow from the east side of the Ruthven Nature Area to the west side. This pathway has caused flooding along Geddes Road.
Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc. has been selected to perform the necessary tasks to complete both a study and design recommendations for management of Millers Creek sediment accumulation. The recommendations will address all areas of sediment accumulation in the lower reach of Millers Creek, with particular focus on Ruthven Nature Area and the surrounding public storm sewer system.
Taking this holistic approach to the sediment management within Millers Creek will ensure that the city uses its resources in the most effective and environmentally sound manner.
For more information, please visit the city’s Stormwater Projects Web page found on www.a2gov.org/storm.
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