Friday, June 22nd

After several flooding events left the Black River Falls high school and community gardens at the corner of Rye Bluff Road and Spaulding Road useless this last year, city officials and users of the site are beginning to discuss different options to remedy the situation.

The Black River Falls agriculture department has been using the site since 2009 to teach about 80 students a year about growing crops, while the Spaulding Road Community Garden began in 2009 to provide space for those living in the city to have a garden. The gardens together occupy about one acre of land.

“Two years ago is really when we began to notice it is not draining like it used to. We’d get big rain events and we’d flood and it would drain out, but it hasn’t been draining out.