Friday, September 15, 2006

Vassar, Michigan Flood Diversion Project

Vassar, Michigan is finally getting the flood control project that has been in the works for years.  It is quite an undertaking.  The pictures show just part of the work being done.  This is the north bank of the Cass River looking upstream.  The work also continues downstream.  I believe that the rail trail will continue along at least part of this dike.  If so, it will be nice to walk along the river on it.  Off the the left and out of the picture behind the trees in the background is a pumping station that has an inlet in the Moore Drain.  The idea is to pump water from the Moore Drain into the Cass River.  That will help with downtown flooding since the Drain is the problem and floods before the river reaches flood stage.  The next flood will  be a test of the system. 

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