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Letter: Clearing work from 2012 may have helped control recent Camp Creek flooding

       In reading your articles about Camp Creek and the sedimentation basin, it is interesting that the creek has stayed within its banks except where it has overwhelmed the retention area. Perhaps the work done by the city forestry folks and contractors, partially funded by a $20,000 FOGG grant the winter after the Waldo Canyon fire, did its job.
       You may recall that the creekbed was cleared of debris and invasive species were removed, creating a clear, unobstructed channel through the Garden of the Gods and past Rock Ledge Ranch to the 31st Street ditch. Just haven't seen much commentary on that preparatory work.

       John Demmon

       Editor's note: John Demmon is the former president of FOGG (Friends of Garden of the Gods), a volunteer organization that provides manpower and donations to support the city park. For more information on the clearing work referenced in his letter, here is the link to the Westside Pioneer article that ran Nov. 8, 2012.

(Posted 5/22/15; Opinion: Letters)

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