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Seeking Brush Creek's Promise
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TitleSeeking Brush Creek's Promise
AbstractAccording to this article, the development of Brush Creek involved three parts: (1) a flood protection project; (2) a project prettier than the concrete trough the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggested; (3) to promote development along the creek which would be a magnet for people. Efforts to promote people to the area have so far mostly failed. Events that might work are mentioned. Includes a map of the creek entitled "Along Brush Creek."

Work on the creek was spurred by the 1977 flood that swamped the Plaza and took 25 lives. The Corps of Engineers agreed to build a protection system that would essentially create a large trough from Roanoke Parkway to Troost Avenue. Within it would flow the trickle that Brush Creek remains upstream from Roanoke.
DateJuly 11, 2005
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Flood Control--Kansas City
Local SubjectBrush Creek
Country Club Plaza
Flood Prevention
Flood Control
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID213747
CONTENTdm number28798
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