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CpSCpDFS TO TryE CO <br />KITTITAS COUNTY <br />a <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS <br />Kirk Holmes, Director <br />KITTITpS COUNTY <br />TO: Neil Caulkins, DPA <br />FROM: Douglas D'Hondt, County Engineer, Public Works <br />DATE: February 17, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: Crossen Flood Claim <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 property. Erosion occurred at the <br />shoreline. <br />The levee breach created a meander that directed the stream flow toward the site. The levee <br />breach also allowed some water during the flood event to flow away from the property. Most of <br />the levee was repaired landward of the original levee location. This construction aided to <br />redirect the flow away from the site to a direction similar to that of recent history. <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 />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 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 />