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Flood Control Zone District attacking Touchet River stream bed

 

April 15, 2021

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Heavy machinery was working near the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River last week, part of the first phase of work in the streambed being directed by the Columbia County Flood Control Zone District. Two county trac hoes and a bulldozer were busy removing river rock deposited during high-water episodes over the past couple winters. The goal, according to County Engineer Chuck Eaton, is to remove material to give additional capacity to the waterway during spring runoff. The second phase will crank up near the end of July, Eaton said, to restore the river channel to design capacity.

Heavy machinery was working near the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River last week, part of the first phase of work in the streambed being directed by the Columbia County Flood Control Zone District. Two county trac hoes and a bulldozer were busy removing river rock deposited during high-water episodes over the past couple winters. The goal, according to County Engineer Chuck Eaton,...



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