Parks & Recreation

Miller Creek Restoration

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Project Status: Implementation

Project Overview:

Work has begun on a long-planned stream restoration project on Miller Creek. The South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District has begun restoring about 3,000 feet of the main stream, and about 1,000 feet of a tributary on a historically ditched portion of Miller Creek behind Kohl’s Department Store (City land). Miller Creek is impaired for temperatures that are too high and past temperature studies by the MPCA have shown that temperature exceedances occur most frequently through this highly developed part of the watershed. Restoring the creek to its normal meandering form and adding trout habitat and a healthy riparian will allow for more shading of the stream and also slow the water down to reduce flooding.

Project Update:

Construction has begun and revegetation of the stream and stream corridor will take place through 2025.