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Project Timeline

Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks Flood Control Project Timeline

June, 2008 Public meetings 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 an 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 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 the PDM Shaw Creek grant proposal pending completion of the environmental work and of the NEPA process. Funds are obligated, but not awarded.
May 2011- November 2013 Landowners 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 December 2013 Conduct wetland and ordinary high water mark survey and delineations for project area.
November 2013 March 2015 FEMA and URS develop draft Environmental Assessment for review.
March - April, 2015 Public meetings to review draft Environmental Assessment.
Early spring, 2015 Award of FEMA grant and publication of the Finding Of No Significant Impact. (FONSI)
March 2015 November 2015 Acquire all permits for the project.
June 2015 - December 2015 Complete the final design of all phases of the project including the bridges, relocation channel, and overflow channel. Acquire all properties required for the project.
December 2015 December 2016 Contract and complete all construction phases of the project including the two bridges, the Shaw Creek relocation, overflow channel, and Wide Hollow conveyance improvements within Wide Hollow Creek.
December 2016 - December 2017 Plant native species in all of the disturbed areas of the project.
2017 -2022 Monitoring of vegetation survival and re-plantings where necessary. Long term stewardship/maintenance agreement utilized for all areas requiring maintenance.