The Buried River

Mill Creek was buried in a sewer in the 1880s, and its valley was filled in to make way for new homes. People forgot the buried river, but its force endures. Cave-ins along the buried river’s floodplain and polluted water downstream are the result. But vacant land on the buried floodplain affords an opportunity to restore nature and rebuild neighborhoods. (2014)

Duration: 9 minutes.