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Posted 8/12/2016

Release no. 16-031


Contact
Dallas Edwards
(206) 764-6958
dallas.d.edwards@usace.army.mil

STARTUP, Washington – The Startup Federal Levee near the Town of Startup, Snohomish County, Washington, will be repaired beginning August, 15, 2016. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials will restore approximately 550 feet of damaged levee in two sites along the Skykomish River.

Damage to the levee located near the town of Startup, occurred during flood events between October 2015 through February 2016 when the Skykomish and Wallace Rivers exceeded flood stage. This project repair will cost approximately $852,000. Construction is expected to be complete by September 23, 2016.

Some construction-related traffic disruptions may be present in the area and motorists may see signs in the area as trucks enter and leave the site. The levee is not open to the public.

The Startup levee system is a 7,000-foot Federal flood control system designed to provide protection from periodic, recurring floods from the Wallace and Skykomish Rivers.

Once repaired, the levee will be restored to its pre-flood 70-year level of protection in order to protect lives and property from subsequent flooding in the ensuing flood seasons.