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Conservation district still accepting erosion reports from June floods

Private landowners in south St. Louis County who have yet to register erosion issues from the June floods should do so by Sept. 28. The South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District has already received more than 100 calls. New, undocumented erosion may also be eligible for recently allocated flood relief funds.

Land-based issues include erosion, landslides, stream bank failures or other shoreline collapses, for both commercial and residential properties. Damage to structures and roads are being cataloged and assessed by other offices.

“We continue to log calls, visit sites, and prioritize stabilization projects,” explains R.C. Boheim, District Manager of South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District. “We don’t want to miss anybody.”

In coming weeks, those who have already called the SWCD office will be contacted about the Conservation District’s strategy for their property. Conservation districts regularly offer cost-share programs to private landowners for erosion control. More info about the disaster recovery program for erosion is available at the SWCD website, southstlouisswcd.org.

To register land-based problems from the June flood anywhere in south St. Louis County, including Duluth, call the South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District office at (218) 723-4867.

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