County-wide flood control zone district is topic of public outreach meetings
If adopted, a resolution will go before voters in the November general election
April 25, 2019
DAYTON-At the Fairgrounds Pavilion last week, Columbia County Engineer Charles Eaton and Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm PERFEET, spoke about the intention of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners to form a county-wide flood control zone district (FCZD). The City of Dayton and the Town of Starbuck have passed resolutions in support of the BOCC's intention.
"It's always fun to go back in time," Holmes said about the 1996 Touchet River and Patit Creek floods.
"In 1996 there was 30 million dollars in damage in Columbia County, and twenty-two bridges were damaged, or lost. Fl...