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What is going to happen to the old creek bottom that runs from Continental Drive to Montana Street? Is it safe?

Before mining on the Butte hill and the development of the Berkeley Pit, that old creek bottom was the main channel of Silver Bow Creek, and recent studies indicate the creek corridor and surrounding land contain mine tailings. Today the drainage is referred to as the Metro Storm Drain. A French Drain collects contaminated groundwater along the channel, preventing it from contaminating Blacktail Creek or downstream reaches of Silver Bow Creek.

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