Thursday, February 26, 2009

Five-year-old photo of wetland construction site seen in preceding post. The wooded wetland served as a floodway but was kept wet by three springs

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of the area shown in the three immediately preceding photos as it appeared on March 28, 2004, before being bulldozed and dredged and filled for Aspen Ridge. Camera wasn't particularly good, camera operator was worse and the photo was actually reduced in size and quality to go on line at that time. Additionally, of course, the area was always shaded by tall trees! Even in winter one could see no more than 100 feet because of understory vegetation and thickness of the trees.

This is one of several types of sensitive sites that members of the green-infrastructure committee believe deserve protection. This one offered the opportunity to continue to help reduce flooding and siltation of the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River and thus Beaver Lake. The opportunity to save this area was lost and cannot be mitigated offsite.

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