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'p'C .DFS... T,,,,goo <br />4pO�R\�f. 'G�9y KZTTZTAS COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WO <br />Kirk Holmes, Director <br />KrTTITAS COUNTY <br />TO: Neil Caulkins, DPA <br />FROM: Douglas D'Hondt, County Engineer, Public Works <br />DATE: February 17, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: Coughlin Flood Claim <br />A portion of the Coughlin property is considered part of the FEMA designated 100 -year <br />floodplain. That portion of property may have flooded. We have no evidence of the levee <br />breach flooding the property. No levee is located on the property. Our photographic evidence <br />indicates flooding remains within the designated floodplain. We do not possess photographic <br />evidence of January 2009 flooding extents on the property. Photos from the surrounding area <br />indicate flooding remains within the designated floodplain. <br />The Mr. Coughlin is a principal owner of an engineering firm. The website of this firm advertises <br />to specialize in surface water management. If the property was obviously prone to flooding and <br />erosion, this should have been evident to the engineer claiming such expertise prior to <br />purchasing the property. <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 />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 the one <br />levee for protection of Quail Valley and Lambert Roads. <br />USACE planned to finish the levee reconstruction summer 2011. KCPW will not complete the <br />construction until this claim is resolved. <br />411 North Ruby, Suite 1 TEL (509) 962-7523 <br />Ellensburg, WA 98926 FAX (509) 962-7663 <br />