Yellow River Logjam Removal Project Now Underway

The Yellow River logjam removal project has finally begun.

Starke County Surveyor Dennis Estok said trees will be removed from the river beginning at the U.S. 35 bridge in Knox to the Starke – Marshall line.

“We’ll be pulling out a lot of the fallen trees in the river,” explained Estok. “They do a lot of damage and they’ve ruined a lot of banks. A lot of landowners have lost a lot of ground because of this. It’s not only that, it’s the recreation aspect. I know a lot of people who canoe and they do not hardly travel that route because of the many fallen trees.”

The project is expected to take up to two months to complete.

The project is funded by an OCRA grant that was awarded to Starke County in the amount of $190,140. The grant was possible through the Disaster Recovery Act in November 2011.