Today I took a stroll up to the Lilly Lake Subdivision to discover what had come of last week’s events. I knew that on Friday there had been activity on site, but I didn’t feel like popping my head into an active construction site, one that my actions may have precipitated. It seems that the construction company has fixed the giant hole in their sediment fencing by adding several more layers. Sections of the fence now are 4 layers thick. In addition, a wall of boulders was constructed at the outlet of a giant erosion scar. It will be interesting to see if even they can hold the water back.
Unfortunately no additional erosion control measures have been implemented on site. The size of this site and the catchment area will mean there will be a significant amount of runoff in the springtime. There is no doubt that water is one of the strongest forces shaping the face of our planet, and it remains to be seen if these small measures will keep the silt and sediment out of our beloved creek. I will be watching in the coming months. In the meantime, this is the final update of this story.