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Photos of debris jams on Plaster Creek and Little Plaster Creek, Kentwood, MI, 2018

February 14, 2019

The City of Kentwood (MI) has been faced with repetitive flooding from Plaster Creek near the intersection of Shaffer Avenue SE and 36th Street SE. Nearby businesses and public and private property are at risk for flood damage; as well as degradation of public infrastructure including bridges, exposure of subsurface sanitary sewer lines, and damage to storm water systems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, would like to develop a management plan through the use of a hydraulic model of the impacted river reaches. To support this effort, photographs of debris jams within Plaster Creek, Little Plaster Creek were collected during the summer of 2018. A companion shapefile is provided to show the approximate location of each photograph.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Photos of debris jams on Plaster Creek and Little Plaster Creek, Kentwood, MI, 2018
DOI 10.5066/P9LXA9AF
Authors Rachol Cynthia M., Klein Joseph V., Loewel Joshua T.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Water Science Center