The City of Mobile was awarded a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) grant in 2015 for the Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative. This Initiative advances goals of conserving and protecting coastal habitat through land acquisition and restoration in and around Mobile Bay. The grant will be used to remove sediment from Three Mile Creek.
Where will this project take place?
The Three Mile Creek Hydrological Restoration project will remove sediment from the stream channel east of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue. This segment of Three Mile Creek was by-passed with a flood control channel around the early 1980’s that significantly reduced flooding issues in the area.
What will this project address?
Since the by-pass was built, approximately 1,800 linear feet of the historic channel has received an estimated 8,000 cubic yards of sediment. The intent of the project is to return and preserve natural flow to the historic channel and provide a linkage to the City and County Blueway efforts
The City and its design team, Moffat & Nichol, have begun site investigations and developed an implementation plan for design. The project is scheduled to go to construction bid the end of 2021.
Who is involved?
This project is being implemented by the City of Mobile with the support of a variety of contractors. The team includes planners, scientists, engineers, landscape architects and construction experts.
Project Lead: Moffatt & Nichol
City Contact: Matthew Jollit, (251)208-5897
Project Manager: Mary Beth Sullivan, (251) 378-9000
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