Project Timeline (Updated)
|Activity / Event
||Public meetings at Cottonwood Junior High School on June 8th and June 9th, 2008, to review flood maps, discuss mitigation measures for the flooding issues in this area, and receive comments from residents.|
||Yakima County Flood Control District Submitted an HMGP grant to FEMA for addressing potential flooding in the area. Grant was not funded due to insufficient flood data information.
||Yakima County Flood Control District submits PDM grant request for addressing potential flooding in the area. Grant not funded due again to insufficient flood data information.
||Yakima County Flood Control District submits PDM grant request to Washington State EMD and FEMA for $2,267,500 to address potential flooding in the Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks area.
|May 20, 2012
||FEMA funds the PDM Shaw Creek grant proposal pending completion of the environmental work and of the NEPA process. Funds are obligated, but not awarded.
|May 2011 - November 2013
||Landowners contacted regarding availability of parcels for purchase. West Consulting Inc. is contracted to complete a hydraulic evaluation and preliminary design for the project. Cultural Resource field work is completed for the project.|
|October 2014 - August 2015
||Conduct wetland and ordinary high water mark survey and delineations for project area.
|November 2013 - August 2015
||FEMA and URS develop draft Environmental Assessment for review.
||Complete Biological Assessment
||Complete Draft Environmental Assessment
|September 16, 2015
||Public meeting was held to review Draft Environmental Assessment and receive public comments. Residents were notified of public meeting schedule.
||Completion of Final Environmental Assessment and FONSI. FEMA initiating funding of project.
||Centennial clean water grant is awarded to Yakima County.
|January 10, 2017
||Yakima Board of County Commissioners execute contract with Washington State Emergency Management Division for FEMA contract to fund flood control project.
||Complete the 30% design of portions of the project including the Shaw Creek relocation channel, conveyance improvements in Wide Hollow Creek, and Wide Hollow overflow channel.
|January - December 2019||Negotiate and acquire the easements and properties necessary for the construction activities.
|January - December 2019
||Complete all necessary permits from the Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology, and US Fish and Wildlife Services regarding wetland designation, endangered species, and permitting requirements for the project.
||Construction activities for all elements of the project, including the two box culverts, the Shaw Creek relocation channel, conveyance improvements in Wide Hollow Creek, and Wide Hollow overflow channel.
||Stewardship activities, including planting, re-planting and watering of native trees, shrubs and grass species in the new channel and other disturbed areas of the project.
|Grant Extensions||The PDM FEMA grant will expire on 9/20/19. Discussions with FEMA and Washington State EMD have been on-going on the need for an extension. Both the State EMD and FEMA have been supportive of an extension. A 2 year extension request will be submitted to the State EMD and to FEMA prior to the 60 day deadline prior to the grant expiration date.
The Centennial Clean Water Grant from Washington State Department of Ecology expires on 6/30/19. The grant manager for the grant has indicated that an extension is encouraged for a 1 year period. In addition, if the funds are not utilized within the one year extension, the remaining funding can be re-obligated for the project by the Department of Ecology.