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Archive for April 21st, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 21, 1976

City of Seattle’s Masonry Dam on the Cedar River.

City of Seattle’s Masonry Dam on the Cedar River.

Only a crash program could replace the valve in the upper Cedar River Morse Dam this summer, committee members of the Cedar River Homeowners Protective Association were told by Seattle City Light and Water Department engineers at a meeting here last week.

The valve could provide some flood control by allowing an escapement of 500 cfs (cubic feet per second) under any head of water. The valve currently in use is a friction type with metal-to-metal contact. It leaks and can be operated only when the water level is low. (more…)

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