The Highbanks Ravine historically existed as the primary drainage path for Lake George and a portion of downtown St. Cloud. As the City developed, Lake George decreased in size and most of the ravine was replaced with stormdrain pipe. Currently, the ravine receives runoff from approximately 125 acres. The ravine is approximately 690 feet long, and 40-feet deep with very steep side slopes. The steep slopes are unstable and continue to erode causing bank failures as well as safety and water quality concerns.