SEATTLE – Permanent repairs to the Rock Creek Levee on the Naches River will begin on approximately July 30, 2018. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials will restore flood protection to the community. The levee protects public infrastructure as well as homes and businesses.
Damage to the levee occurred during flood events in May and June 2017 when the Naches River exceeded flood stage. This year’s repair will cost approximately $850,000. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-September.
Construction-related traffic disruptions may be present in the area and motorists may see signs on the Highway 410 trucks enter and leave the site. The levee is located on private land, and there is no public access.
The project will restore the levee to a 30-year level of flood protection in order to protect lives and property from subsequent flooding in the ensuing flood seasons. This will protect more than 4 square miles of rural agricultural, commercial, and residential properties as well as public infrastructure in the area.
Release no. 18-053