Mill Creek levees pass inspection

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WALLA WALLA -- The levee system along Mill Creek has been rated as "minimally acceptable" following an inspection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The rating means the Mill Creek Flood Control District remains eligible to apply for federal assistance to repair the levees if they are damaged by a flood or storm.

The upstream end of levee system is located adjacent to the east edge of the city limits of Walla Walla near the Mill Creek gauging station and continues through the city. The downstream end of the system is located about one-half mile west of the city limits at Gose Street.

The project was constructed during the 1930s and completed in 1942. The concrete paving of the Mill Creek Channel, through the City of Walla Walla, was completed in 1948. Significant channel rehabilitation improvements were constructed during the 1980s, according to Corps records.

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