New Money Could Bring Creek Back Above Ground

New Money Could Bring Creek Back Above Ground

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Salt Lake City is working on a plan to bring a segment of City Creek back above ground.

The creek, which runs out of the mountains and into the heart of the city, was channeled into a culvert over part of its course about a century ago.

But with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's Urban Rivers Restoration Initiative, the buried section of City Creek could come back above ground.

The city is drafting a plan to restore a mile-and-a-half long stretch from 500 West to the point where the creek joins the Jordan River.

Union Pacific Railroad is planning to move one of its rail lines to make room for the restored creek bed.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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