Le Sueur River Flood Preparation 15 Sep 11

The Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking advantage of the current weather to prepare for possible future flooding along the Le Sueur River. Workers are getting ready to mitigate erosion along the river by hauling in rocks and woody debris in the coming weeks. Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation Technician John Billings says that the water is lower in the streams this time of year, allowing them to get the equipment in there and complete the work before any other seasonable rains happen in the fall. He says that multiple homes along the Le Sueur River faced property loss last year as chunks of land fell in. A road was compromised as well due to the erosion.