City waiting for DEC to OK Canasawacta Creek cleanup

NORWICH – Pending approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the city Department of Public Works could be doing an extensive amount of work along some of the crumbling banks of Canasawacta Creek on the city’s south side.

In 2005, Public Works Superintendent Carl Ivarson applied to the DEC for permission to do work on the eroding banks of the creek beginning from the south side Route 12 bridge and moving along the back edge of South Broad Street Park, but his request was denied. A second request was made in 2009 and again, the DEC and the New York State Corps of Engineers denied it.

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