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July 13, 2015 - Final Upper Platte River Flood Debris Removal Project

Norm R Fred  | Published on 7/13/2015

 

July 13, 2015 - Final Upper Platter River Flood Debris Removal Project

  
In the Rain.
 
 
 
 
 Today we completed the removal of the last of the flood debris from
September of 2014.
 
We had been invited by Jim and Claudia Keglovitz of Honor, and their
son Clay to use their property to be our headquarters for this project.
 
It was raining pretty hard when all arrived and while we waited for the rain
to let up, Claudia served us coffee and sweet rolls.
 
We headed out on foot to start the project and took care of the three closest
docks in short order.  By 10:30 we were on the river, still in the rain but
it was just a sprinkle.
 
The Seeds kids and leader did fine and were a big help to us.  Mary, Lilly,  Justin
and Austin handled themselves well in the canoes that Mike Jones brought for them.
 
Mike, Harold, Paul and Glenn were the work horses and I ran the GPS and Sawzall.
 
By 12:30 we had removed 6 big docks, 2 huge benches and some heavy pieces of lumber.
 
Only 3 docks were cut up for the DNR scrap pile.  All the rest were recycled.
 
We found a political sign in the bank near Indian Hill Rd from the 2014 elections.
 
 
Our 7.5 yard trailer was full to the top with lumber and it was HEAVY!
 
Here are some pictures from today:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our thanks go out to the Keglovitz family for their amazing hospitality.
 
Also to Mike Jones for organizing the Seeds crew so well.
 
And to Mr Rod Meade, for letting us take out at his property on Indian Hill Rd.
 
And we thank Ada Takacs of the DNR for offering the DNR scrap pile
to let us dispose of this debris free of charge.
 
There is still one dock that we cut into 9 pieces upstream on the river bank
near Pioneer Rd. that we will get to later this month.
 
Submitted By Norm Fred