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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Columbia County Considers Flood Control Zone District

South Touchet Road project is going out for bids at the end of February


February 14, 2019

DAYTON—At their regular meeting last week, the Board of County Commissioners and Charles Eaton, the county engineer, discussed moving ahead with their intention to create a county-wide flood control zone district, a process that was started by City of Dayton Mayor Craig George and former County Commissioner Merle Jackson, early in 2017.

At that time, Commissioner Jackson expressed concerns about recent high water events and the accumulating amount of gravel just north of the Highway 12 Bridge. He also pointed out that the county has been declared a federal disaster area six times, because...

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