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Flooding, landslides hit the Twin Cities

News | June 24, 2014 | By:

Geotextile installed at hospital site

The Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul have experienced a series of landslides in the wake of ongoing flooding in the area last week.

Work crews are now monitoring the mudslide that occurred near the University of Minnesota Medical Center on the campus’ west bank of the Mississippi River. Debris from the mudslide has been removed and a geotextile cover was installed on the steep slope, which will now redirect rainwater and prevent further erosion, according to on-site officials.

A spokesperson from Fairview Health Services said that mudslide debris was removed and a geotextile fabric was installed on the cliffs that overlook the Mississippi River. Hospital staff members and city engineers checked the geotextile barrier after continuing rains last weekend and it is holding as expected, according to the hospital.

–Ron Bygness, senior editor, Geosynthetics

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