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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Flood control, repair ongoing process for City of Waitsburg

More than a year later, flood repair and prevention efforts are still the focus for the City of Waitsburg


March 25, 2021

WAITSBURG—Between a major flood event and a global pandemic, repairs, and improvements for the levees surrounding Waitsburg have been slow going.

At the March City Council meeting, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe shared an in-depth look at some of the issues, like easement rights and costs, that have impacted flood repair.

A significant breach along the Touchet Riverbank, which runs along Preston Avenue, has been a major concern for years, especially after the February 2020 event. Hinchliffe said he and councilmember David Paxton met with representatives from the US Army Corps of En...

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