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Project Timeline

Anticipated Timeline for the Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks Flood Control Project

June, 2008 Public meetings were held at Cottonwood Junior High School on June 8th and June 9th, 2008, to review flood maps, discuss mitigation measures for the flooding issues in this area, and receive comments from residents.
November, 2008 Yakima County Flood Control District Submitted HMGP grant to FEMA for addressing potential flooding in the area. Grant was not funded due to insufficient flood data information.
November, 2010 Yakima County Flood Control District submits PDM grant request for addressing potential flooding in the area. Grant was not funded due again to insufficient flood data information.
December, 2011 Yakima County Flood Control District submits PDM grant request to Washington State EMD and FEMA for $2,267,000 to address potential flooding in the Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks area.
May 20, 2012 FEMA funds PDM Shaw Creek grant proposal pending completion of environmental work and initiation of the NEPA process. No funds are released.
May 2011- November 2013 Individual landowners are contacted regarding availability of parcels for purchase. West Consulting Inc. is contracted to complete a hydraulic evaluation and preliminary design for the project. Cultural Resource field work is completed for the project.
November 2013 – February 2014 Environment Assessment (NEPA) work including publishing of the public notice and the draft Environment Assessment to be available for public comment. Public meetings for public comment will occur during this period if needed.
February 2014 Expected award of grant and availability of funds from FEMA pending completion of environmental work. (cultural resource report and hydraulic analysis).
February 2014 – December 2014 Acquire all necessary parcels and easements for relocation of Shaw Creek or bypass channels from willing sellers.
February 2014 – December 2014 Acquire all necessary permits for project.
February 2014 - December 2014 Complete final design of the two bridges located on Wide Hollow Road and on South 80th Avenue. Complete final design of overflow channels and/or Shaw Creek Relocation.
December 2014 – December 2015 Complete all construction phases of the project including installation and construction of the two bridges and construction of two overflow channels and/or Shaw Creek relocation.
December 2015 - December 2016 Complete all vegetative plantings and revegetation with native species in disturbed construction areas. Monitor project and final closeout of grant.