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Muddy River Project Aims to Head Off Catastrophic Flooding

Posted on November 18, 2015

By David Abel, Boston Globe

Sometime over the next several weeks, the Muddy River will be unearthed from its stretch of underground pipes and once again allowed to run freely above ground from the headwaters of Jamaica Pond to the Charles River.

The long-delayed US Army Corps of Engineers project will restore a broken watery link in the Emerald Necklace — the graceful chain of parks that runs along the river’s banks from Boston Common to Franklin Park — and reduce the risks of flooding in the Fenway and Brookline, officials say.


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