The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Michele Smith
The Times 

Flood Control Zone District proposal goes before the voters on Nov. 5


October 17, 2019

Courtesy Photo

Columbia County flood plain map: All watercourses in Columbia County have a history of flooding and have regulated flood plains established by FEMA

DAYTON-If the Flood Control Zone District is approved by the voters on Nov. 5, County Engineer Charles Eaton will be its administrator.

Eaton has released the following statement:

"Since 1964, Columbia County has been declared a federal disaster area six times due to flooding. The flood of 1996 caused over $30 million in private and public damages. A flood of this severity today would take a serious toll on general fund budgets, even with the FEMA, Federal Highways Administration, and Army Corps of Engineers cost sharing programs. Flooding affects all the citizens in the county by: · Destr...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021