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Fears cleared-- Clear Run Creek overhauled

Heavy machinery was brought in to clear trees and to create a clear path for the water to travel down. Heavy machinery was brought in to clear trees and to create a clear path for the water to travel down.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Heavy rain kept residents living along Clear Run Creek leaving in fear for years.

Rushing waters had undercut the banks of the creek to the point that many trees were threatening to fall on nearby homes.

After contacting the city, Wilmington leaders put teams into action. Heavy machinery was brought in to clear trees and to create a clear path for the water to travel down.

Clear Run Creek was excavated and the undercut banks were covered with large rocks to keep the remaining soil in place for good. There is still more work to be done, but residents along the creek are pleased with the look of the creek.

"I was really afraid that this thing would reach such a crisis point that, someone would just come in a channelize it, and take out all the natural features," said Luke Wallin. "But they didn't do that, they did a nice job."

All of the water that runs through Clear Run Creek eventually flows into Bradley Creek and into the Intracoastal Waterway.

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