City DPW rids Canasawacta Creek of flood-related debris

NORWICH The Canasawacta Creek was left filled with debris after the flood waters of late June subsided. The issue of when the mess would be cleaned out has been one of consternation for both the public and city officials.

On Thursday, Department of Public Works Superintendent Carl Ivarson personally took a bulldozer into the Canasawacta and began removing debris. The cleanup efforts started behind the South Broad Street Park and will continue toward the Kurt Beyer pool area.

Earlier this month, city and fire department officials conducted a rescue training exercise and cut limbs off of trees that were obstructing the 70-year-old, concrete dam behind the city pool. The action was in response to a South Plymouth Street resident who complained that another sufficient rainstorm would flood his basement for the third time and force him to move.

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