What is the history of the Bee Branch Creek?

The "Bee Branch" is identified on the US Geological Survey maps running along W. 32nd Street. At the W. 32nd Street Detention Basin, the creek enters into the storm sewer that has for many decades been referred to as the Bee Branch storm sewer. This storm sewer extended from W. 32nd Street down through the Couler Valley area and discharged into the pond near the former Dubuque Packing Company property on E. 16th Street. Prior to the early 1900's, it is thought that Bee Branch Creek joined with the Couler Creek somewhere between what is now W. 30th Street and W. 32nd Street.

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