September 17, 2009

3 feet of bypass freeboard?

In what would be a major development in Hazen’s quest to keep the State Highway 200 Bypass recognized as a levee, engineers will likely know soon whether the bypass can be shown to have 3 feet of freeboard – one of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s major requirements when recognizing accredited levees.

An accredited bypass levee would prevent all of Hazen south of the bypass from falling into the high-risk, high flood insurance premium flood zone.


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