Flood Recovery Work will Close Section of Amity Creek Trail

By KBJR News 1

Flood Recovery Work will Close Section of Amity Creek Trail

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Flood recovery work will temporarily close Amity Creek Trail Wednesday.

The efforts will begin October 17 when the eastern portion of the trail, between Jean Duluth Road and Seven Bridges Road, along the Creek, will close.

A grant from the Great Lakes Resotration Initiative will fix or replace about 10 culverts along the trail by the South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District.

The replacement of the culverts is an effort to protect and improve the water quality of Amity Creek.

The culverts have are either causing erosion, causing water to become backed up along the trail, or was damaged during the flooding in June.

Fixing the culverts is one of four components of this grant that is hoping to protect water quality in the creek.

The three other components include:

1) Planting about 150 trees in the upper watershed this past spring.
2) One large gully will be stabilized next summer, reducing the amount of sediment entering the stream.
3) One eroded bank will be stabilized on the creek, also to reduce the amount of sediment entering the stream. The work will likely occur in the spring of 2014. The bank stabilization will require the creek to be closed temporarily. The work will occur between the trailhead at Skyline and Snively's intersection with the powerline trail.

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