Assessment of McKay Creek happens next week

By on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 in Local News

Flood damage to the flow of McKay Creek through Community Park is pictured in this photo by Don Ferguson.

PENDLETON, Oregon – The rallying cry following the McKay Creek flood in April is “Never Again.” Pendleton City Manager Robb Corbett says repairing the damage done to the waterway from the most recent flood must be corrected.

“There’s a lot of rock and silt that came down the stream and has created barriers to the flow of the water,” he said. “It’s important before the next water season that we get in the creek and we take care of that.”

The first step is getting permission and hopefully some funding to do that work.

“We have scheduled a meting with several representatives of the state of Oregon and some federal agencies next week,” he said. “We’re going to tour the areas that we’re primarily concerned with.”

Corbett says that following the tour, the group will discuss the best way to work in the stream bed to restore water flows.