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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />411 North Ruby, Suite 1 TEL (509) 962-7523 <br />Ellensburg, WA 98926 FAX (509) 962-7663 <br /> <br />KITTITAS COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS <br />Kirk Holmes, Director <br />TO: Neil Caulkins, DPA <br />FROM: Douglas D’Hondt, County Engineer, Public Works <br />DATE: February 17, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: McGregor Flood Claim <br /> <br />A portion of the site is considered part of the FEMA designated 100-year floodplain. Aerial <br />photography near the site indicates the stream flow remained within the designated 100-year <br />floodplain of the property. No levee is located on the McGregor property. Erosion occurred at <br />the shoreline. <br /> <br />The levee breach created a meander that directed the stream flow toward the site. The levee <br />breach also allowed some water to flow through the levee during the flood event which directed <br />water away from the property. Much of the property erosion occurred during spring runoff after <br />the January flood event. Most of the levee was repaired landward of the original levee location. <br />This reconstruction aided to redirect the flow away from the site to a direction similar to that of <br />recent history. Several boulders from the original levee rolled into the streambed during the <br />January flood which aided to direct the stream flow toward the property during spring runoff. <br />Several of these boulders were removed allowing the stream to transport water away from the <br />property. <br /> <br />Floodwaters surround the property during flood events as evidenced by attached photographs <br />from December 1975, December 1980, November 1995 and January 2011. This property is <br />impacted during major runoff events. <br /> <br />No record of a Kittitas County flood management system on the Teanaway River was found. <br />The only known levees are found immediately upstream of SR 970 on the right bank and at the <br />left bank located near the end of Quail Valley Road. <br /> <br />Kittitas County does not retain ownership of the levees and never have. Kittitas County worked <br />with the US Army Corps of Engineers after the January 2009 flood event to reconstruct one <br />levee for protection of Quail Valley and Lambert Roads. <br /> <br />USACE planned to finish the levee reconstruction summer 2011. KCPW will not complete the <br />construction until this claim is resolved.