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A Sewer Runs Through It: Repeat Film Showing and Discussion

on Mon, 03/27/2023 - 12:29am
03/28/2023 - 7:00pm

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REPEAT film showing and discussion …

A Sewer Runs Through It:

A History of the River des Peres

7 pm, TuesdayMarch 28, 2023

University City High School Library7401 Balson, U City 63130

The 48 min movie documents historic mistakes made in “managing”
the River des Peres (RdP). RdP is the most flash flood prone stream
in Missouri. Yet, in the 1920s, wide sloping plains absorbed flood
water, resulting in minimal damage. What changed to make the floods
of July 26 & 29, 2022 so destructive? The 2008 movie suggests what
happened and how rivers can be brought back to life and contribute to
communities. The panel discussion which follows will feature
comments from those whose interviews appear in it and cover potential
steps to lessen damage from future floods. Panelists include …

  • Claire Schosser was a Missouri Stream Team volunteer water
    quality monitor for the southwest branch of the River des Peres
    from 2001 through 2009.

  • Dan Sherburne was Research Director at the Missouri Coalition
    for the Environment when interviewed for the movie and has
    volunteered for the River des Peres Watershed Coalition.

  • Eric Stein is a retired engineer, technical educator, and member
    of the University City Storm Water Commission (specializing in
    flood warning systems and channel studies).

  • Chuck Caverly is a botanist and ISA Certified Arborist with Native
    Landscape Solutions, which specializes in ecological consulting
    and habitat restoration.

Don Fitz (moderator) is Flood Task Force chair, University Heights
Neighborhood Assoc.

The event is coordinated by the Flood Task Force of the University
Heights Neighborhood Assoc. with co-sponsorship by the Missouri
Coalition for the Environment, Sierra Club, Missouri Stream Team,
River des Peres Watershed Coalition, Green Party of St. Louis and
Open Space-STL.