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Bauer Drain Relocation and Sycamore Creek MITIGATION


The purpose of the Bauer Drain Relocation project is to relocate from a petroleum storage facility the open channel County Drain, considered a stream tributary to the Red Cedar River. The project is designed to protect the waters of the state from known and potential contamination and to assure the continued operation of the drainage service by the County Drain without risk for interruption due to the adjacent industrial uses.

Construction Status


BAUER DRAIN Grimes road is OPEN.
Week of August 2 | Continue pipe installation of the relocated Bauer Drain, weather dependent. Cleanup and restoration of previously completed work areas.

Week of August 9 | Continue pipe installation of the relocated Bauer Drain, weather dependent. Grimes Road may be closed starting week of August 9.


Updated: August 2, 2021

SYCAMORE CREEK Hayhoe Riverwalk is OPEN.
Week of August 2 | Final cleanup and adjustments to installed stream mitigation measures, weather dependent.

Week of August 9 | Final cleanup and adjustments to installed stream mitigation measures as needed, weather dependent.