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Grays Harbor County - Wishkah Road Flood Levee Project

Summary of the project
Last Updated: February 14, 2017

 

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2015-17 Funding (Phase II) -- $650,000 (3/03/2016, click here).

Project Financials -- See separate project financials website here.

Description -- Project has been funded to date for two phases.  These are:
  • Phase I -- Project design need is to identify alternatives to reduce or eliminate flooding to the Wishkah Road (vicinity of milepost 2.2 to 2.7).  Reducing or eliminating flooding is necessary to reduce frequent property damage and allow access for critical public services (fire, police, ambulance, hospital).  Initial project alternatives include:
    • Acquiring two parcels of land adjacent to the river to provide floodplain storage; and 
    • Constructing a 2,000 foot long sheet pile wall/dike.
This phase of project will be completed by 6/30/2013.
  • Phase II -- (A) Complete final engineering design and construction permit applications for sheet-pile flood wall east of the Wlshkah Road between milepost 2.2 and 2.7 for flood hazard reduction at a cost of up to $400,000.  (B) Acquire two parcels of property adjacent to the river as part of the project at a cost of up to $250,000. Parcel numbers are: 180933210010 and 180933240010.
See past 2012 funding ($125,000, K1157, 1/7/2013, click here) and 2013-15 funding ($690,000, K1364, 10/7/2013, click here)

Flood Hazard Reduction Benefits -- Provides flood storage and habitat restoration benefits as well provides protection for:
  • Road to stay open for emergency fire, police and EMS vehicles, as well local through-traffic needing to access several hundred up-Valley residences.
  • 9 residences.  (Note: The figure increases to 60 if all the homes on the hill above the road or the ones up around the curve are considered as they are impacted by lack of ingress or egress access.).
Project Status -- On-Track, Underway.

Schedule/Milestones -- Current schedule is as follows:
  • April 2017 -- Complete PS&E (bid package).
  • February 2017 -- Complete 90 percent design.
  • December 2016 -- Complete 30 percent design.
  • October 2016 -- Complete property acquisitions.
  • April 2016 -- Hire consultant (see RFQ here).
  • April 30, 2015 -- Complete PS&E (bid package).
  • February 28, 2015 -- Acquire two parcels.
  • August 31, 2014 -- Complete 60% design.
  • DONE -- By November 30, 2013 -- Hire consultant.  (AMEC has been hired.)
  • DONE -- October 2013 -- Complete funding agreement with OFM.  Click here for Funds Acquisition Form.
  • DONE -- 7/08/2013 -- Grays Harbor County, Board of County Commissioners action on Final Report and recommendations (click here).
  • DONE -- 6/28/2013 -- Final Report (click here).
  • DONE -- 6/01/2013 -- DRAFT Final Report.
  • DONE -- 3/22/2013 - 6/21/2013 -- Engineering analysis and alternatives development.
  • DONE -- 3/01/2013 - 4/12/2013 -- Gather data and evaluate permit requirements.
  • DONE -- 2/22/2013 -- Kick-off meeting.
  • DONE -- 2/13/2013 -- Notice to Proceed for Consultant (AMEC) hired by Grays Harbor County.
  • DONE -- January 2013 -- Interagency funding agreement between Grays Harbor County and OFM approved.
  • DONE -- 10/17/2012 -- Funding approved for Grays Harbor County by CRBFA and Chehalis Tribe (click here).
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