Tokeland, WA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work in response to a request for assistance from the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.
The tribe had asked for help with repairs to a flood risk reduction berm near Tokeland.
Crews had been onsite since December 19 conducting 24-hour operations working on both the low tide cycles.
According to the Corps, a team assisted with stabilizing 1,800 linear feet of berm and placing an additional 1,900 feet of protective rock on the toe of the berm.
The tribe had been placing riprap along the dune to reduce the threat of breaching prior to the request.
The Corps last repaired the Shoalwater Bay Barrier Dune in 2018.
Public Law 84-99 enables the Corps to assist state and local authorities in flood fight activities and cost share in the repair of flood protection structures.
The purpose is to prevent loss of life and minimize property damage associated with severe weather.
Private citizens seeking assistance should contact their local government office