Seattle District put its Emergency Operations center into operation Dec. 19 and has sent a team to assess coastal storm protection measures on the Olympic Peninsula. In addition, Ocean Shores has requested and received 5,000 sandbags and has requested technical assistance developing a monitoring plan.
Seattle District has partnered with the Seattle Parks and Recreation to design and implement a coastal storm damage reduction project under Section 103 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, as amended. The public comment period for this project runs through Dec. 31.
Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., to place of as much as 500 tons of large rock at a jetty at risk of breaching and flooding the community. Another Corps team is completing work for Skagit River basin Diking Districts 1 and 17 to repair eroded areas.
Army Corps of Engineers teams are supporting local communities with assistance and assessing flood protection measures in the Skagit and Nooksack River basins and on the Olympic Peninsula. Tuesday morning’s storm surge eroded 200 feet of the Hoh River coastal revetment. Overnight, a Corps team oversaw construction also providing equipment and rock to shore up the eroded area. The Corps’ Seattle District emergency operations center and reservoir control center remain in 24-hour-a-day operation to manage high inflows in the north cascades and Olympics.