Excessive rainfall in September 2010 caused severe flooding which eroded the toe of the high bluff slope on the Zumbro River in Kellogg, Minnesota. The results threatened several homes which were located at the top of the river bank.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) investigated the site and developed initial cost opinions for slope stabilization and buyout of the affected homes. The City retained WHKS to evaluate additional slope stabilization alternatives in an effort to better allocate limited funding. The first phase of the project involved demolishing a single home and abandoning existing utilities. The second phase of the project will address the greater slope stabilization process and impacts to several remaining homes and surrounding properties.