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Aberdeen - North Shore Levee Project

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The NSL Virtual Open House is now open. Please visit https://gather.cdmsmith.com/v/KNj9mLd5jxB and offer comments on the project for the FEMA Scoping of the NEPA review.
10/30/2023  -  NEPA repository now open for North Shore Levee  (The FEMA Media Advisory has been added to the NSL Document Library) 
The FEMA Media Advisory for the November 14, 2023 Scoping Open House can be found in the Document Library.FEMA has opened a NEPA repository for the North Shore Levee at: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/environmental-historic/nepa/environmental-assessment-north-shore
9/24/2023  -  FEMA Sets November 14, 2023 for NEPA Scoping Meeting  (Open House will be at the Log Pavilion from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.) 
FEMA has issued an Early Notice for a NEPA Scoping Meeting for the North Shore Levee (NSL). The notice can be found under the Library tab on this website.FEMA establece el 14 de noviembre de 2023 para la Reunión de Definición NEPA (La Jornada de Puertas Abiertas será en el Log Pavilion de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m.) 24/9/2023FEMA ha emitido un Aviso Previo para una Reunión de Definición NEPA para el Dique North Shore (NSL). El aviso se puede encontrar bajo la pestaña Biblioteca en este sitio web.
5/24/2023  -  FEMA show cases North Shore Levee   
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...
5/24/2023  -  Governor Inslee Signs Capital Budget   (including $35.5 million for Aberdeen-Hoquiam Flood Protection Project) 
The Capital Budget includes state funding to match federal funding for the Aberdeen- Hoquiam Flood Protection Project.Funding is provided as a pass thru grant to match federal funding for the North Shore Levee and North Shore Levee-West segments. The Legislature intents to provide funds in the amount of $35.5 million over the course of the 2023-25 and 2025-27 fiscal biennia. See Capital Construction Budget Project Map
Today, the Cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam issued a press release on the Senate's inclusion of $18.5 million in the Senate Capital Budget for '23-'25.  The press release can be found under the Library tab. 
The Washington State Legislature approved a 2018 supplemental capital budget that includes $2.5 million for the Aberdeen-Hoquiam North Shore Levee project. With $2.1 million previously funded by the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority, the project now has a total of $4.6 million in State funding, the full amount needed to complete design and permitting. This funding allows the project to stay on schedule for developing cost estimates in 2018 in time to make a 2019-2021 capital budget request...
The Cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam are hosting an open house to update the community on progress and next steps for design and construction of the North Shore Levee. The public is encouraged to attend to learn about the project, ask questions, and provide feedback. City staff and members of the Levee’s design team will be on-hand and available.COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSESaturday, April 21, 201810:00am – Noon   Rotary Log Pavilion    1401 Sargent Blvd, Aberdeen   (ADA...
The public can submit comments and questions by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/levee and filling out the online form. This can also be done at the second floor of Aberdeen City Hall using a workstation. Paper forms for submitting written comments and questions are also available at the second floor of Aberdeen City Hall.
10/26/2017  -  CLOMR Issued for North Shore Levee   
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) for the proposed North Shore Levee. FEMA’s issuance of a CLOMR is confirmation that, once the levee is built and certified, FEMA will redraw local Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to reflect levee protection. Within the limits of levee protection, areas that are currently mapped Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) due to coastal flooding will be removed from the 100-year coastal floodplain and...
The CLOMR application documents have been uploaded to the North Shore Levee project website and can be found by clicking on the "Library" heading.
1/14/2017  -  Update from Kris Koski   
Community open house was held 12/06/2016.Meeting notes --> Click here.Proposed alignment --> Click here.Schedule has been adjusted/revised.Current schedule --> Click here.
11/1/2016  -  Update from Mark Steepy (KPFF)   
September 2016 Neighborhood Meetings and Open House:On September 19th and 20th of 2016, the Cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam and their consultant team lead by KPFF and MFA conducted nine (9) neighborhood meetings that targeted specific groups that would be impacted the most by the close proximity of a levee to their properties, and a Public Open House to the entire community.  Click here for a Fact Sheet presented to all participants of each meeting.  Click here for a Meeting...
10/17/2016  -  Update from Kris Koski   
Current project is on track and will be completed by 7/01/2017.
9/12/2016  -  Update from Kris Koski   
Site looks good and current.
7/20/2016  -  Update from Kris Koski   
Updated schedule/milestones on Overview page here.
4/20/2016  -  Update from Kris Koski   
Schedule updates are as follows:Apr-May 2016 -- Aerial Survey, Bathymetric Survey, & Hydraulic Analysis.May-Jul 2016 -- Alignment Analysis & Concept Design.Jul-Nov 2016 -- Utility Survey, Geotechnical Exploration, Biological Evaluation, & 60% Plans.Nov 2016-Mar 2017 -- CLOMR Submittal & FEMA Review.Updated contact information.
3/13/2016  -  Update from Rick Sangder   
Funding for the North Shore levee Project has been approved at $988,000.  See signed funding agreement here.Coast Resiliency Planning Fact Sheet has been added to Library.  See here.Current detailed schedule has been added to Library.  See here.Affirmative CLOMR for initial design (Aberdeen-only portion) has been received from FEMA and posted to Library.  See here.
11/20/2015  -  Multi-Agency Meeting Summary Posted   
Meeting summary of key next steps from 11/12/2015 multi-agency meeting in Montesano is posted here (and in the Library).
9/4/2015  -  Project Website Set-Up   
Project website for the Northside Levee Project has been launched.
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