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By Michele Smith
The Times 

FCZD update on flood damage repair


The Times

Sediment removal in Dayton, affecting the Touchet River near the railroad bridges at Hwy. 12 and the confluence of Patit Creek in Dayton.

DAYTON-Work to remove sediment from the Touchet River, in the area of the Hwy. 12 and railroad bridges and the confluence of the Patit Creek, is on hold until the Columbia County Flood Control Zone District receives a cultural resource review permit from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) Administrator Charles Eaton told the FCZD board of supervisors that he hopes to have the permit in hand this week so work can begin in the next few weeks, as planned.

Eaton said the permit would be for work that is limited in scope.

"We will only...

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