Obion Creek

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Mar 23, 2012

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Obion Creek: Fixing Nature That's Been Tinkered With

Mar 23, 2012

The Earth’s ecosystems operate on a fragile balance between soil, water and wildlife.  In the early 20th century, a local drainage district upset this balance when it straightened and widened a Hickman County stream. It hoped to drain the land to add farmable soil to the area, but the stream clogged and farmers wound up with more water instead of less.