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Erosion protection work begins on Red Duck Creek

Published Jan. 14, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 14, 2008 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
began placing stone riprap protection along a 950-foot stretch of Red Duck Creek in Mayfield, Ky. on
Jan. 9 to control erosion near 9th Street, a major community thoroughfare.

The City of Mayfield and the Memphis District signed a Project Cooperation Agreement in
August 2007 establishing an important partnership and opening the way for Federal assistance.

“The Corps of Engineers is committed to helping local communities like Mayfield meet their
important water resource needs whenever we can,” Col. Smith said. “We’re very happy we can provide
them with the engineering services they need to keep this vital part of their public infrastructure safe.”

The cost of the project is $597,000 with $385,250 paid by the Federal government under the
Continuing Authorities Program and the balance paid by the City of Mayfield, Ky.
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Release no. 08-02