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MWRD’s massive stones, flood project mean dry homes near Homewood/Flossmoor

Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


For starters, let’s talk about the big slabs of limestone — they are officially known as J-hook pieces — that are being used to rebuild Cherry Creek as it meanders north from Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

This summer, drivers along Governors Highway have seen stacks of stone at the staging area for the $4.1 million Cherry Creek flood control project, which the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) expects to complete this fall…Please click here to read Tom Houhihan’s story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

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