Story and photos by Kathleen McElroy Posted Nov. 15, 5:44 pm
After all these many months of waiting and wondering, the installation of the riprap water channel began today. And as far as I can tell, it is what we were promised: The channel is deep with the sides armoured with good-sized riprap, and there is some kind of ground cloth laid in the channel and up the sides under the stone. The riprap is what we were promised, multi-sized field stone, largely with soft edges and an appealing contour.
They are smoothing the soil next to the water path, and planting the trees as they go along. The trees are good size - 12 to 15 feet it looks to me.
They are working their way back up the valley from Midvale, and so far today they've gotten as far as our yard (one property from Midvale) and have planted 4 trees.