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Aberdeen - North Shore Levee Project

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FEMA show cases North Shore Levee     5/24/2023

On March 28, 2023, FEMA posted a link to a short write-up on the North Shore Levee as one of their projects that is in the process of being awarded under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) FY21. The case study highlights this project as having a need for Critical infrastructure and flood protection for a city reliant on its industry and tourism. The article goes on to describe aspects of the Project area and specifics of the final Project. 

The city of Aberdeen is the economic hub and gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, making itself a junction point for people traveling from the Seattle Metropolitan area to the national park and its surrounding areas. The township also serves as a center for timber and fishing, making the city’s economy rely heavily on the surrounding geography.

Its geography also puts it at major flood risk; it borders the coast, Puget Sound, and multiple inlets connecting the city to those bodies of water. The city is a historically white community with 22% of the population falling below the poverty line as of the 2000 U.S. Census.

For the full article See: Washington: North Shore Levee | FEMA.gov

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