2011-03-01 10:00 AM - Commissioners' Agenda
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18 Claims for Damages Regarding Teanaway River Flooding
Board Discussion and Decision
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"F C,'CADFS... TD �eCOT <br />Fp° �°a,, KZTTITAi5i COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS <br />Kirk Holmes, Director <br />KITTRAS COUNTY <br />TO: Neil Caulkins, DPA <br />FROM: Douglas D'Hondt, County Engineer, Public Works <br />DATE: February 17, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: Eusterbrock Flood Claim <br />A portion of the site is considered part of the FEMA designated 100 -year floodplain. Portions of <br />the property were flooded as a result of a levee breach. Aerial photography proves flooding <br />from the river remained within the designated floodplain during the January 07, 2009 event. <br />The area outside the designated floodplain was not impacted during this event. Water from the <br />levee breach north of the site traveled Quail Valley Road and its ditches. A driveway access <br />was eroded by these waters. The culvert remained in place. The County repaired the access <br />approach during the road repair contract. No other evidence of property damage was observed. <br />Surface water flowed from the levee breach into the roadside ditch on Quail Valley Road in front <br />of the property and around the eastern portion of the property. Aerial photography from January <br />9, 2009 indicates surface water did not contact the house. Surface water was limited to the <br />roadside ditch, the area east of the house in the trees and the area designated as 100 -year <br />flood plain. <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 these levees and never has. Kittitas County <br />worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers after the January 2009 flood event to reconstruct <br />the levee near Quail Valley Road 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 />
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