The cities of Hoquiam and Aberdeen are hosting an open house to hear your ideas about the Fry Creek Flood Reduction and Restoration Project. Administrators will detail the findings of technical studies of flooding along Fry Creek and welcome your input on improvements.

The Cities are collaborating on the design of the project, and have received a $500,000 grant from the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority to design plans for the project that will extend from the Grays Harbor Public Utility District facility south to the mouth of the creek.

The Fry Creek project will include improvements to culverts that create choke points for high flows and barriers to fish passage. The project will also include modifications to the stream channel to create more capacity to store flood waters and add native plants and features that enhance fish habitat. This project will also create opportunities for public open space and trails along the creek.

The design is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2018. The Cities have applied for grants from the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative and from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Resilience program to fund implementation of the project.

The meeting is 5pm to 7pm, Thursday, July 27th at the Grays Harbor PUD’s Dennis Nichols Building, 220 Myrtle Street