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NPSEN-PL-FP SUBJECT: Heetings

with

the

follo\·dng:

1. 2. 3. 4•

Skagit County Planning Department Regarding Floodway B·oundaries Town of Hamilton RegardincjFIA I:1ternediate Coordination City of Burlington Regarding Floodway Boundaries . To\m of Lyman Regarding FIA Intermediate Coordination

The county proposed moving the floodway boundaries at Cape Horn outward which

would place some high spots within the· floodway. proposal.

Schofieid later withdrew this

Gardner also requested Schofield to

practices by the city of vate flooding problems.

Burlington LaFollette

schedule a future meeting to discuss filling that might obstruct overflow areas and aggra expressed the concern that there are no maps

defining where

filling

about the area

between

should not Burlington

be allowed.

Edens is particularly concerned

Hill

and

Sterling

Hill

overflow

route

to

the

Samish River Valley. . champs and/or up and is presently outside

Filling in· this area could divert water into the Nooka-

do\mstre·am which would of the Burlington city

increase

flood damages.

This area

limits.

The county may

be .able to

protect the area by downzon.ing, if they win an

lawsuit in

this area.

Leonard said he doesn't think Burlington is particularly interested

in growth in that the city limits.

direction, since Schofield agreed

their present thrust to sponsor a meeting

is to

south and west of· explore flood plain

filling.

(See attached

business

cards

for

addresses

and

phone

numbers

of

peo

ple

in

attendance.)

MEETING 2. Hamilton to

Gardner, Edens, and review the Hamilton

I held an Intermediate Coordination meeting at

Flood

Insurance

Study

(FIS).

The

meeting

began

at

1930

hours

and

the

only

local

official

who

showed

up

was

John

M.

Smith,

city

councilman. answered:

Smith raised the following questions, which Gardner or Edens

grade.

(See attached as-built drawing with notes from Applebury/Lesmeister.)

c.

What ever became of the economic feasibility study fora levee improve

ment in Hamilton?

Ans.

A preliminary study indicated that a levee would raise

Data is on

raise the Cockerham Island levee 2 feet following the

We will send him

1979 flood

while Hamilton

maximum of

2 feet of fill

Ans.

b.

Why did the Corps

is not permitted any fill in . the floodway? was used in washed out areas to bring up to

Ans. A or.iginal

done.

the

was

work

maps.

the

100-year

flood

elevations

in

Hamilton?

analysis

a.

What are

further

the water a copy of

surface too much.

No

our

previous

letter.

d , : t'1hat about the feasibility of dredging

as a solution to flooding in

Hamilton?

Ans.

Dredging

copies of previous letters explains the situation.

is

not

practical

for

concerning

dredging

many reasons.

We

of

the

Snoqualmie

will send him River that

2

I

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