Army Corps of Engineers Completes Repairs in Westport
WESTPORT, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed emergency repairs to the rock revetment at Westport, Wash., at about 10 p.m. Oct. 23, placing rock along about 150 linear feet of the revetment in the vicinity of Westport Seafood, where a section of revetment was at risk of failing.
The Corps repaired the revetment by placing approximately 1,118 tons of 2-6-ton rocks, working primarily during low tide periods.
Construction was completed before the storm moved in this weekend, and monitoring continues to ensure no other weak spots develop.
The Corps of Engineers also provided sandbags to local communities over the weekend, including 6,000 sandbags to the Quinault Tribe and 2,500 to the City of Westport.
The Corps of Engineers maintains the rock structures at Westport as part of its ongoing mission to maintain and protect the federal navigation project at the Westhaven Cove Marina, including the entrance channel and the marina basin. The Corps has maintained and improved navigation in Grays Harbor for more than 100 years.