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Opinions Sought Through Sunday On Ideas for Renew Jordan Creek Phase One

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

The City of Springfield is hosting a virtual open house through Sunday, April 11, to get input on ideas for the Renew Jordan Creek project.

Visitors who go to will be able to view proposed usage and design concepts for phase one of the project and choose their favorites.

Phase one will involve two large sections of Jordan Creek, bordered on the east by Boonville Avenue, Water St. on the south, Main Avenue on the west and Mill St. on the north.  Much of the project area is within the Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain in downtown Springfield, according to the city.

Beginning in the 1930s, Jordan Creek was channeled through a series of underground culverts in downtown Springfield.  The Renew Jordan Creek project will bring a portion of the creek to the surface, which is expected to reduce flooding and improve water quality.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.