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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2005, 09:00:27 AM »
The MSD will be holding a public meeting.  From the 4/18/05 Cincinnati Business Courier:


MSD plans public meeting on Mill Creek projects

The Metropolitan Sewer District is hosting a May 5 meeting to get input from the public regarding environmental projects on the Mill Creek.

The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at the Caldwell Nature Center on North Bend Road, according to a news release.

The projects are part of MSD's global consent decree to address combined sewer overflow and water-in-basement problems in Greater Cincinnati. The meeting will focus on projects in the Caldwell-Seymour area and the lower four miles of Mill Creek, according to the release.

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2005, 10:03:07 AM »
From the 7/7/05 Enquirer:


MAP: Mill Creek

Mill Creek project threatened
Group can't raise money for flood-control venture

By Dan Klepal
Enquirer staff writer

 
A $562 million project to protect 1,300 homes and businesses from floodwaters of the lower Mill Creek is in jeopardy because the Mill Creek Valley Conservancy District has been unable to raise the local share of the cost.

The project, designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, would stretch from Sharonville to Arlington Heights and needs $418 million from the federal government.


E-mail dklepal@enquirer.com

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050707/NEWS01/507070384/1056/rss02
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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2007, 05:18:59 PM »
From CityBeat, 12/20/07:


PHOTO: Mike Miller takes a break while canoeing on one of the less obviously polluted sretches of the Mill Creek, a long-troubled urban stream.   Photo By Mill Creek Watershed Council

PHOTO: Do they know what they're getting into? Kids hang out near the Mill Creek.   Photo By Mill Creek Watershed Council


A Creek Runs Through It 
Mill Creek meanders from natural to nasty

By Margo Pierce
 
The Commodore of the Mill Creek Yacht Club believes the waterway is in better shape than it used to be.
 
Although there are still abuses occurring today, it's "slightly better," according to Bruce Koehler.

 
http://www.citybeat.com/2006-12-20/news2.shtml
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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2008, 01:23:55 PM »
Cincinnati's Mill Creek, where Mother Nature claws for her niche
http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/06/16/story14.html

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2010, 10:23:39 PM »
Mill Creek: What's the plan?
This article first appeared in the April 18, 2010 Sunday Enquirer
By Jessica Brown, Cincinnati Enquirer, April 19, 2010

The Mill Creek helped build Cincinnati. And the city nearly killed it.

After fostering Cincinnati's industry, the meandering waterway became the city's dumping ground and remains unfit for people to swim in or for most fish to live in.

But advocates see a much greener, brighter future for this often forgotten creek.

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Timeline of the Mill Creek
Cincinnati Enquirer, April 19, 2010
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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2018, 11:17:17 AM »
The City of Cincinnati Stormwater Management Utility has posted a video of the Mill Creek Barrier Dam in operation during this year's flood, along with a brief explanation of its operations.
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/stormwater/flood-management/

Here's a direct link to the video:

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »
Northside down by the White Castle would be underwater right now if not for this thing and all of the other flood controls. 

In the 1937 food, the Ohio River caused the Mill Creek to flood all the way up to Lockland.  So there was a reverse flow for 10~ miles. 

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2018, 01:20:53 PM »
So the primary purpose of this dam is to prevent the Ohio River from reversing the flow of the Mill Creek? Interesting.

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2018, 02:03:52 PM »
So the primary purpose of this dam is to prevent the Ohio River from reversing the flow of the Mill Creek? Interesting.

Yes, it keeps the Ohio River from flooding the Mill Creek Valley.  Meanwhile, they pump the Mill Creek's water over the dam into the Ohio to keep it low. 

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »
The Mill Creek WAS the Ohio at one time.

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2018, 02:38:43 PM »
The Mill Creek WAS the Ohio at one time.

That's why when you're in Clifton and you look across to Western Hills it looks like you're looking across to Kentucky.

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2018, 02:47:00 PM »
The Mill Creek WAS the Ohio at one time.

Deep Stage Ohio era.

Actually, It was the old Licking River that ran north the Mill Creek Valley. The Ohio ran north thru Lunken and the "Norwood Trough" roughly where the Lateral is now

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2018, 02:57:47 PM »
I read a geologic account written in the 1970s that described a brief period when the Ohio did actually travel southward through the Mill Creek valley...then somehow the river busted through over by Lunken Airport on its current path.  Maybe that account was wrong.  The existing course of the river is only 10,000 years old. 

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2018, 03:14:19 PM »
Deep Stage State Ohio

Forget buckeyes; OSU/Columbus can have them. Ohio is now the Deep State. Watch out, bots!

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Re: Cincinnati: The Mill Creek
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2018, 05:33:08 PM »
Norwood Trough would be a great band name.