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Students help solve creek erosion in Shongo

Students help solve creek erosion in Shongo

For the past few weeks, Alfred State heavy equipment operations students have been working with Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District on a project to protect the residents of Shongo from a flood-prone creek that has overrun its banks on multiple occasions.

Students installed 80 tons of rip-rap to repair bank erosion and placed rock bars in the creek, which will slow the flow and direct the current to better manage future erosion, according to Jack Jones, chair of the Building Trades Department. Students also planted willow trees along the bank to help stabilize and hold the soil in place.

Check out the full article on this story appearing in the Chronicle-Express.

Students working on Shongo creek project

Alfred State heavy equipment operations students recently assisted with fixing creek erosion in Shongo.