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Centralia levee system getting $267,000 makeover

Published on July 22, 2011 3:01AM

Last changed on July 22, 2011 6:18AM

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.

Copyright 2011 The AP.


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