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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 10:21:45 -0500
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Contact: Janis Bobrin (734) 994-2525

Malletts Creek Restoration Plan
Wrapping Up

Study concludes, decision time begins.

(Ann Arbor)  Malletts creek was once a minor tributary of the Huron
River that meandered through farms and pastures on the outskirts of Ann
Arbor.  As the City and northern Pittsfield Township have grown up
around it, the Creek now drains 11 square miles of urban landscape ­
including neighborhoods, commercial strips, 7 city parks and County Farm
Park.  Pollution and flashy stormwater runoff now threaten the health of
the Creek and the life within it.  Restoration is long overdue.

Over the last 12 months a team of consultants has been studying Malletts
during dry and wet weather.  They have also created a computer model to
accurately predict how it will react in the future. This “virtual creek”
model is being used to predict how the Creek will respond to potential
restoration strategies before any implementation efforts begin.

The third of four public meetings is set for December 16.  Topics will
include an overview of the study, an assessment of current conditions,
and results of the restoration strategies tested in the model.  The
Drain Commissioner’s Office, the City of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield
Township will be asking for feedback from the community to help draft
the final restoration plan.

WHEN:  Thursday, December 16, 1999, 7:00 ­ 9:00 P.M.
WHERE:  Tappan Middle School Cafeteria
MORE INFORMATION:  Harry Sheehan 997-1317, sheehanh@co.washtenaw.mi.us

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