Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Muddy Waters

Stone piles near the corner of Skyland Drive and Parris Branch Road. A reader explains, "All the rock at Skyland and Parris Branch came from the big patch of mud across the street from Scotts Creek Baptist on Steeple lane. They dug all the rock and soil out and took it down the road. They then took dirt from elsewhere and filled that area in, and made it a bit higher so its out of the flood plain, possibly. The net result of that, of course, is worse flooding further downstream but I digress. The basic idea as you know is to cut down the mountains, fill in the low patches, and sell some river rock and higher quality dirt along the way."


Anonymous said...

could the rock pile on skyland drive belong to the person who put up the billboard on cope creek?

GULAHIYI said...

I think that's how the story goes.