Boneyard Creek Development – Urbana IL

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Description

Boneyard Creek runs through the cities of Urbana and Champaign.

In 1934 “Civil Works Administration (CWA) workers completed some maintenance work on the Boneyard Creek in Urbana and Champaign. Work consisted of clearing obstructions to the flow, cleaning channel banks, and stabilizing channel banks with timbers.”

Today, “Land use in the watershed is virtually all urban (residential, commercial, industrial)… The watershed and the channel have been greatly modified, the natural flood plain is highly developed.”   (www.isws.illinois.edu)

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http://www.isws.illinois.edu/chief/library/boneyard/bone_bib.shtml
The History of Storm Water Management in Urbana

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on March 15, 2016.

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Location Info


Urbana, IL

Coordinates: 40.111301, -88.221021

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