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Springfield daylighting project featured in Smithsonian Magazine

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Springfield's Renew Jordan Creek project has been featured in a Smithsonian Magazine article called "How ‘Daylighting’ Buried Waterways Is Revitalizing Cities Across America."

In Springfield, officials plan to daylight Jordan Creek by removing concrete box culverts that cover the downtown waterway and modifying the existing floodplain and floodway areas.

“Daylighting reveals another layer of these hidden worlds of streams, right under our feet in the cities," said Gary Belan, senior director of clean water supply at American Rivers, in the Smithsonian article. “It’s exciting to be able to re-explore and rediscover those assets.”

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