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Flood-Damaged Trail Reopens in Duluth

October 01, 2014 09:09 PM

Wednesday's rainy weather didn't stop people from celebrating a revitalized trail.

The record-breaking flooding of 2012 damaged many of Duluth's creeks and trails, including the Miller Creek Interpretive Trail on the Lake Superior College campus.

The college staff, students and the rest of the community have been working hard for two years to repair the damage. On Wednesday, their hard work paid off. A group gathered at the trailhead to celebrate the official reopening.

"Miller Creek is a beautiful stream down here with a self-sustaining brook trout population," said LSC Biology Instructor Glenn Merrick. "The walk really highlights the value of these ravines that thread their way through the Duluth community and add a special quality to all the communities that they flow through."

The repairs included new bridges to replace the ones that washed away, and new stream-monitoring equipment. The trail is now open to the public again.


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