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Feds fund berm work to protect Colockum homes

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COLOCKUM — Two of the property owners hardest hit by the severe rain-caused flooding that followed last summer’s Colockum Tarps Fire are receiving some federally funded earthwork to protect their homes from future flooding.

Work began this week to build rocky berms on the Tarpiscan Road property of Morris West and the Colockum Pass Road property of Bill Scroggie.

West’s property was inundated in August when Colockum Creek, fed by a severe rainstorm, jumped its banks and poured down West’s…

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