Meeting on North Shore Levee set for December 6

The Cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam are inviting the public to an open house on Tuesday, December 6th, to allow residents the opportunity to learn more about the North Shore Levee Project.

Currently in planning stages, the North Shore Levee is proposing adding numerous options for flood control to the area. This includes a system of earthen dikes, floodwalls, raised roadways, and pump stations.

The cities are working together on the process in order to bring a more comprehensive flood plan to the area, as well as lower costs instituted by FEMA for flood insurance.

This project is intended to continue where the Southside Levee in Aberdeen left off, and move from the Wishkah to the Hoquiam rivers, along the Chehalis.

The City of Hoquiam has plans to work towards another levee project in the future specifically in Hoquiam and proposed for the riverfronts, including Woodlawn, to continue the protections.

Following the previous public open house on September 20th, this meeting is another opportunity to meet with city officials and the design team.

Residents are invited to the meeting to hear from both cities about:

  • Results of a survey questionnaire collected in September
  • Results of detailed hydraulic modeling
  • How FEMA accreditation criteria was used to establish the preferred alignment
  • The location of the preferred alignment
  • Flood protection approaches for properties location outside (riverward) of the preferred
  • alignment
  • Next steps for the levee design and the subsequent submittal to FEMA to obtain a
  • Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR)


The North Shore Levee Project is part of the Timberworks Resiliency and Restoration Master Plan.

For more information, visit the Aberdeen Flood Relief Projects website:

The open house will be on December 6th startingĀ at 6:00pm at the Rotary Log PavilionĀ in Aberdeen.


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