Meridian resident James Griffith points to a damaged part of his back yard as employees of the Meridian Public Works Department attempt to rectify the problem.
Griffith lives on 33rd Avenue and has watched over time as much of his back yard, including a fence, washed away into a waterway that connects with Gallagher Creek. City workers are trying to fix the problem by tearing out the concrete waterway and installing 5-foot culverts to channel the water. The new channel system would be underground and would not leave a large ditch in Griffith's back yard.
Photo by Kyle Carter / The Meridian Star
Sept. 5, 2003