Final Environmental Assessment Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks Flood Control Project, August 21, 2015
Final Environmental Assessment Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks Flood Control Project, August 21, 2015.
Yakima County, Washington, applied for fiscal year 2011 PDM grant funding for the Shaw and Wide Hollow Creeks Flood Control Project in central WA. The opportunity for this project arose from the Shaw Creek FEMA flood mapping that identified the extent of widespread flooding, and the need to control development while the project could still be accommodated on undeveloped land. The estimated total cost for the proposed project is between $2.7 and $2.8 million, of which the Yakima County Flood Control Zone District and the City of Yakima would contribute a total of 25 percent. The project vicinity is just west of the City of Yakima, WA, as shown in Appendix A, Figure 1. Shaw Creek, a tributary to the Wide Hollow Creek, causes flooding during the 10-year flood event to surrounding properties. The largest recent flood occurred in 1996 and caused $17.7 million in damage in Yakima County with several million dollars in damage in the project vicinity.
This Final EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.