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Jun 03

June 3, 2013 Update

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM by Mitch Beaumont

  • In the last two weeks the survey crew from TD2 Engineering and Surveying has been conducting field work for the topographic survey of Thompson Creek from 72nd Street to 76th Street.  We appreciate the cooperation of the residents along Valley Road for allowing access to the rear of their lots for this survey work.  Residents may have noticed ribbons attached to trees during this survey work.  These ribbons do not indicate any decision on removal of trees at this time. The ribbons are a tool to keep track of what trees have been surveyed and to allow for recording of species and size of trees. 
  • The survey work will continue along Thompson Creek from 76th Street to  Lillian Avenue.  This is expected to start June 3 and last for about 2 weeks.  Notification flyers have been delivered to residents on Park View Blvd that abut Thompson Creek in this second area.
  • The design consultants and City staff are scheduled to meet on June 11 and June 12 to discuss various channel stabilization techniques.  This will include representatives from OPPD and the Corps of Engineers for their input on utility relocation issues and environmental permitting.
  • Later this summer there will be some public information activities to provide updates on the channel plans and watershed management activities.  Please check back for additional information and dates of public information meetings.

The Thompson Creek Watershed Restoration Project has been made possible by grants received from the Nebraska Environmental Trust,  EPA Section 319 funds distributed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Control, and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. Links to these agencies can be found on the City’s web site.  Citizens may also subscribe to this blog by clicking on the "Notify Me" link in the top right-hand corner of this page.