Cedar Creek Wildlife Project, Inc.
Click on the links below to see historic views of Cedar Creek:
The following links show abuses of Cedar Creek or bad stream management practices:
Causeway and culvert obstructing an oxbow of Cedar Creek just north of County Road 68 in DeKalb County, December 1998. IDNR and Corps of Engineers later required the causeway to be reduced in height, but not removed. Photo by Tom Dustin.
Another view of the causeway at Co. Rd. 68, December 1998. Photo by Tom Dustin.
Early flood plain fill: This part of the DeKalb County Fairgrounds on the Cedar Creek floodway fringe in Auburn was a cranberry marsh in the 1880s. Photo by Mike Walter, Feb. 28, 2000.
Late flood plain fill: This manufacturing plant near Auburn's 19th Street Bridge is built on what was probably the last major filling of the Cedar Creek flood plain before the federal flood insurance program required the adoption of local flood plain protection ordinances in the early 1980s. Minor encroachments continue, however. Photo by Mike Walter, Feb. 28, 2000.
Destruction of riverine wetlands: This is all that remains of an old oxbow of the orginal Cedar Creek channel on the grounds of Greenhurst Country Club, Auburn, after it was filled in 1998. The oxbow had become a wetland. Photo by Mike Walter.
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