Meeting set for public input on Richland Creek

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:47am
Staff reports

Davidson County residents have been invited to an information meeting where a proposal to reroute a portion of Richland Creek in west Nashville will be discussed.

State Sen. Douglas Henry, state Rep. Gary Odom and council members Buddy Baker, Emily Evans and Jason Holleman have organized the gathering.

The meeting, scheduled for July 14 at 6:30 p.m., is to take place at the Cohn Adult Learning Center’s library. 

The proposal to shift a stretch of Richland Creek approximately 800 feet has been put forth by The Rogers Group, which owns REOStone Quarry, whose quarry wall collapsed at its west Nashville site during Nashville’s flood in May.

The plan has the backing of the state’s Division of Water Pollution Control, which operates out of the environment and conservation department; however, some environmentalists have questioned the proposal.

Representatives of The Rogers Group, Metro Water Services, TDEC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be on hand at the meeting to answer questions.