GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - Army engineers have completed a $1.4 million project designed to protect a vital storm sewer channel that runs into a Mississippi River tributary in Tennessee.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that it turned over the project in late March to the city of Germantown, a Memphis suburb. Engineers shored up Lateral D, a channel that runs into the Wolf River in east Shelby County.
Erosion of Lateral D was endangering an important sewage line that runs under it. A channel collapse could send millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Wolf, which runs into the Mississippi in Memphis.
Lateral D runs along woods, businesses and homes in the affluent suburb. Workers installed concrete pads, sheet pile walls and baffle blocks to fight erosion caused by rain.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.