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November 24, 2017

Skagit County requests Army Corps assistance to protect critical infrastructure in Town of Lyman

The Skagit County Commissioners met today to consult with the Army Corps of Engineers, County Public Works Director and County Director of Emergency Management to discuss significant riverbank erosion concerns in town of Lyman.

Due to significant erosion, the Corps and Commissioners believe critical infrastructure is now threatened, particularly if the Skagit River sees additional flooding this winter.

The critical infrastructure includes a town-owned water main, two fiber-optic phone lines and an electrical line that run alongside West Main Street, which is in the path of potential erosion.

This afternoon, the Board of Skagit County Commissioners issued a letter to the Commanding Officer of the Army Corps of Engineers officially requesting emergency action to protect that critical infrastructure.