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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Hangman Creek under construction to reduce flooding


TEKOA — Along State Route (SR) 274, east of Tekoa, passersby will find construction along the roadway as a project goes underway to expand Hangman Creek.

The Spokane Conservation District is working with the Department of Ecology to create a designed, engineered floodplain.

“Essentially, we are stabilizing the banks by grading them back and planting them with woody native plants and shrubs to help stabilize those banks for a longer time,” said the Department of Ecology’s Water Implementation Lead, Mitch Redfern. “A side benefit of that is by pulling the dry land agriculture land...

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