This photo of the Muddy River shows an island of silt that has collected as natural shoalling has occured. Photo (2010)/Army Corps New England A $93 million project years in the making is beginning work to restore parts of the Muddy River to help prevent flooding of the river that runs through the heart of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

The first phase of the Muddy River Restoration Project will re-open parts of the river that have been covered over the years, install larger culverts to improve water flow, and make other habitat and landscape improvements to the parklands surrounding the river.

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