The Caddell Drain was first constructed over several phases in the mid 1980’s. Recent inspection by WRC staff indicated that there are several areas of the open channel where the original gabion baskets have failed, causing erosion and stream bank failures. Somat Engineering, Inc. has been selected as the design engineer for the project. Glenn R. Appel, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer and George Nichols, P.E., are the WRC engineers assigned to the project. A spring 2013 bid date is planned. The project will be paid by a grant from the Rouge Program Office and local matching funds. The estimated project cost is $800,000.