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By Stephanie Lai

Meadowview Stream is restored for community safety


Last updated 1/22/2019 at 10:08am

Stephanie Lai

The Meadowview Creek restoration project features new layers of mulch, vegetation, irrigation and a rock wall to prevent soil flow and creek erosion.

Anthony Fowler was 11 years old when he found himself trapped under dirt and rocks in Temecula's Meadowview Creek.

He and his friend rode their bikes from Long Canyon Creek Park to the creek ravines on a Saturday afternoon in 2012. Surrounded by 12-foot-tall sand walls creating jagged cliffs, they decided to dig tunnels into the existing holes in the dry walls. Their shoveling destabilized the dirt above them, causing the dirt and rocks to collapse on top of them, Gretchen Fowler, his mother, said. He was later taken to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego where he spent 12 days in the IC...

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