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MDNR seeking more permanent solution to Oman's Creek problem


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — It may take awhile, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of implementing a possible long-term solution to the repeated sediment buildup that closes off the mouth of Oman’s Creek from Lake Superior at Little Girl’s Point.

In August, the DNR reviewed proposals for the design of a groin — or low wall designed to prevent the movement of sediment — to be built into the lake near the creek’s mouth.

“The main difference between (a groin) and say, a breakwall, is — a breakwall is used to deflect or mit...