Clark Mountain Musings

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Health of the Black River is of concern after reservoir collapse

"Officials involved in the cleanup of the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse are now worried about the health of Black River. The failure on Dec. 13 caused the river to divert approximately 200 yards to the east. Furthermore, the sediment carried into the river may have affected the river's wildlife.
"We've got to look at the prudence of letting the river stay there in this much older channel," he said. "Our priority is stabilizing the river." Experts must determine whether diverting the river back to its original course will cause more ecological damage than has already occurred.

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