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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Levee repair and improvement planned in 2021

City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe says this is the most protection the levee systems have offered in years, knows there is more work to come

 

February 11, 2021



WAITSBURG—A little more than a year after the City of Waitsburg experienced a major flood event, repair efforts are still underway. Additional flood improvement projects are still being planned.

In 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) decided to remove control of the levees surrounding Waitsburg from the inactive Waitsburg-Coppei Flood District. The flood control district had failed to address levee deficiencies found in yearly inspections. As a result, the City of Waitsburg was given maintenance responsibility over the town’s levee system.

At the time the city took over lev...



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