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\F C'yCNDFs ... To OR'.. <br />�` `° KZTTITAtS COUNTY <br />p0� yB <br />4 <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS <br />Kirk Holmes, Director <br />KITTITAS COONTY <br />TO: Neil Caulkins, DPA <br />FROM: Douglas D'Hondt, County Engineer, Public Works <br />DATE: February 17, 2011 <br />SUBJECT: Nichols Flood Claim <br />None of the site is considered part of the FEMA designated 100 -year floodplain. Portions of the <br />property were flooded as a result of storm water runoff collecting at several locations. Aerial <br />photography proves flooding from the river remained within the designated floodplain during the <br />January 07, 2009 event. The area outside the designated floodplain was not impacted by the <br />river during this event. No evidence of property damage was observed. Aerial photography <br />form January 18, 2011 indicates stormwater collects at similar locations at the site during other <br />significant 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 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 />