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August 26, 2014 - South Branch Post Flood Debris Dismantling Project

Norm R Fred  | Published on 8/27/2014
 
August 26, 2014 - South Branch Post Flood Debris Dismantling Project
 
5 of us took to the South Branch with murder in our eyes and large tools in our
hands with the intent to tear the large pieces of post flood debris limb from limb.
  
 
There were 7 pieces that we wanted to get and we got them ALL!
 
  
The day started off misty.
 
 
 
This ended up looking like this
 
 
   
  
 
 
 
 
 

 
  
 
We dismantled 9 pieces of large post flood debris and picked up several
long single pieces of lumber.

We left three large piles of lumber in three locations for future pickup by the
Anglers of the AuSable Club and the Gates Lodge.
  
  
 
 

  
 
 
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All this lumber will be picked up on September 6th during the Anglers AuSable River Cleanup.
 

The piles of old lumber are at these locations now.
 
Castle            N44.56316 W84.50652
Large             N44.56154 W84.48366
Smith             N44.61452 W84.45589
 
There is still one more piece of debris submerged in 4 feet of water at this location.
 
New Piece    Big Submerged Dock Section   N44.55989 W84.51277
 
We will attack it next year.
 
Submitted by Norm Fred
 
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