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Brush Run Forest should be protected

Kudos to Molly Kibler for her recent excellent letter to the editor detailing why the 52-acre forest along Brush Run adjacent to Calvary Cemetery should be preserved, not developed.

Shame on the Logan Township Board of Supervisors for facilitating such development by using taxpayer money to build an extension to the dead-end road to the property.

Downstream of this forest along Brush Run, the waterway is well-known for severe flooding during storms. Replacing streamside and hillside forest with buildings and parking lots will increase the volume and velocity of floodwater in Brush Run and will worsen flooding along the stream’s course between Frankstown Road and Route 22.

Because of the increasing frequency and severity of storm events, building along streams and steep slopes should be prohibited, not encouraged.

Stan Kotala

Altoona

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