The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

$10M project to stabilize Skagit River

ROCKPORT — A $10 million Transportation Department project is designed to stabilize a stretch of the Skagit River that threatens to wash out a section of Highway 20 near Rockport.
Crews are building four engineered logjams with logs, root wads and large concrete blocks in geometric shapes. The blocks are called dolosse, and they look like huge versions of toy jacks.
The Skagit Valley Herald reported work on the project began Feb. 1. The work will be suspended after April to avoid harming fish. Construction will resume in the fall and is expected to be completed this fall.

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet Classifieds