Commitment to tribal partners restores Shoalwater Bay Dune, protects Shaolwater Bay Tribe
A buggy leaves the culvert crossing, built to complete repairs to the Shaolwater Bay Dune, on the Tokeland Peninsula, Washington, Sept. 29, 2022. Repairing the 4000 linear feet of the damaged northern section of the dune and restoring the barrier dune to its pre-damage level of protection, protects approximately 11,400 acres intertidal and uplands on the Shoalwater Reservation, and reduces coastal erosion, flooding, and coastal storm damage to the reservation and the Shoalwater Bay Tribe. After nine months, the USACE team of experts wrapped up construction on the $40 million project, in mid-November 2022.

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