Thursday, October 22, 2009

Reasons to put a moratorium on "street improvement" in Fayetteville until city employees get training in up-to-date methods of dealing with stormwater

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DSCN7868 How much did the park department spend to create this temporary soccer park with the knowledge that the University of Arkansas would want it back for housing construction?

DSCN7869Hamestring Creek protected from flooding and erosion by tiny natural raingarden.  EX

DSCN7871 A natural raingarden slows the flooding a bit at the intersection of Lewis Ave. and Mount Comfort,  but the whole area formerly served that purpose.

DSCN7875 City Park Department leases this wet prairie from university for soccer field. A straight concrete ditch prevents water from soaking in and increases downstream flooding after water enters Hamestring Creek

DSCN7863 Hamestring Creek already reduced to a ditch along Mount Comfort Road. Fayetteville crew expected to curb and gutter this part of the road. Will the creek be in a pipe next?

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