Rochester creek to get cleaner

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County, the city of Rochester, and the Minnesota DNR are working to make a local waterway cleaner.

This fall, crews will be working on Cascade Creek located off West Circle Drive. Officials say there will be three steps to this project, including a restoration of the creek in order to keep soils from getting down stream. “We are looking at water quality improvements. This stretch of Cascade Creek has been deemed by the pollution control agency to have turbidity impairment, meaning that there is too much soil floating in the water,” said Project Manager Skip Langer.

The project will begin this fall and is expect to cost around $800,000.

For more information on how to comment on the project, follow the link below.

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