Franklin to dredge creek, fight erosion for flood control

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FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Workers will dredge a central Indiana creek and take steps to prevent further erosion to improve water flow and prevent flooding.

The city of Franklin is planning a $415,000 project for Youngs Creek this summer as part of an overall plan to help with drainage throughout the city about 20 miles south of Indianapolis.

City engineer Travis Underhill tells the Daily Journal workers will add large rocks, about 200 trees and 60 shrubs, and regrade areas along the banks.

Underhill says dredging the creek and fighting erosion could help make minor flood control gains, but many small improvements can add up and make a big difference.

He says city officials plan to meet with a contractor soon. Work could begin within a month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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