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SRS Dollars

Posted on 9th January 2012 at 10:04

The project to raise the spillway on the Toutle River Sediment Retention Structure is moving ahead, as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that money for the project has been appropriated by Congress. Tim Kuhn, the Toutle River coordinator for the Portland District, tells the Daily News that the appropriation came in recently-passed legislation, and that they’re now waiting for fisheries and other environmental permits before they can move ahead. Kuhn says that process is going slower than expected, but they also don’t anticipate any problems. The project to raise the spillway on the SRS by ten feet is expected to go out to bid in May, with work to start some time in July.