Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:10 AM
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) -- The levee system along the Skookumchuck River in Centralia is getting a $267,000 makeover.
The Army Corps of Engineers says they've started construction on 865 feet of damaged levees at three sites in the Centralia area.
A flood in December 2007 backed up the river, causing damage to the levee system, including erosion and seepage. Repairs are expected to be completed by mid-August.
The Corps is paying 80 percent of the cost for repairs and the City of Centralia is paying the rest.
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