Fry Creek Pump Station Project Slated for Significant State Budget Allocation
The Washington State House and Senate released the Compromise 2021-2023 State Capital Budget on April 22, which includes a significant allocation that benefits the Aberdeen-Hoquiam Flood Protection Project.
“We are thrilled to see the state make significant investments in our community, including $8.975 million for the Fry Creek Pump Station, which is a pivotal part of the North Shore Levee Project,” said Aberdeen Mayor Pete Schave.
“We are also excited to see the Office of Chehalis Basin receive $70 million to support our region. In addition to seeking out direct state and federal funding opportunities to complete the North Shore Levee and North Shore Levee West Segment, we will need to continue to partner with OCB to move the project forward,” said Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman.
“The cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam have been working closely together to address our flooding problems since 2016 when we completed the TimberWorks Resiliency and Restoration Master Plan, said Aberdeen City Engineer Kris Koski. Our progress to date is a great example of what the cities can accomplish by working together.”
“Our community is incredibly fortunate to have such strong representation in Olympia with Rep. Tharinger and the entire 19th and 24th Legislative Delegation, who continue to fight to support our community. We are very thankful for their leadership and public service,” stated Hoquiam City Administrator Brian Shay.