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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Perform Yakima River Levee Repairs
Temporary closure of Greenway Trail for Equipment Access
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, January 21, 2022
Luke Stilwater, Public Services Natural Resource Specialist
Jacob Clay, Public Services Public Information Officer
YAKIMA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be performing levee repairs along the Yakima River in coordination with Yakima County and the City of Yakima this month. Construction is slated to begin Tuesday, January 25th.
The repairs will be performed in three locations primarily east of the City of Yakima and the City of Union Gap. The first location is north of El Mirador along the Greenway trail. The second location is slightly farther upstream of the Yakima River near the new Rotary playground. The last repair site is south of State Route-24 near the City of Yakima Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please see the attached map for more precise location.
Portions of the Greenway trail will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists during construction to ensure public safety as trucks and equipment will be using the paved trail to access the repair locations.
These repairs are part of routine inspection and maintenance of the federal levee system that protects the City of Yakima from overbank flooding from the Yakima River. As the local sponsors, the City of Yakima and Yakima County provide the real property interests required to access the sites and the Corps performs the repairs.