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Archive for April 8th, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 7, 1976

Some residents on the Cedar River these days are hoping to avoid future floods—such as last December’s—by simply raising their houses. Here are two homes on the Lower Dorre Don Road that have been raised recently (the one on the right a matter of some 36 inches). The practice seems to be catching on. Word has it that two more homes in the immediate area will also be raised soon.

Some residents on the Cedar River these days are hoping to avoid future floods—such as last December’s—by simply raising their houses. Here are two homes on the Lower Dorre Don Road that have been raised recently (the one on the right a matter of some 36 inches). The practice seems to be catching on. Word has it that two more homes in the immediate area will also be raised soon.

Modification of the present masonry dam and a pumping plant at Morse Lake are the main structural elements of a multi-purpose Cedar River project now being proposed by the Corps of Engineers, the Seattle Water Department, and City Light, according to Frank Urabeck, study manager of the Seattle District Corps of Engineers.

Urabeck, who was the main speaker at a recent meeting of the Cedar River Owners Protection Association at Shadow Lake Elementary School, demonstrated his talk with slides of the Cedar River basin.

He explained that while the proposed project could not insure complete flood control, at least two-thirds of heavy damage such as occurred last December, would be eliminated. (more…)

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