City’s at work on creek banks

By on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – Crews from Pendleton Public Works are already at work on McKay Creek in Community Park with a goal of preventing flooding.

“We’re currently removing some sediment from the banks,” City Manager Robb Corbett said. “We’re reaching in and removing sediment, as we’re legally allowed to do.”

Corbett says they will get into the water as soon as the law allows.

“To do the work that we want to do, we have to go in-stream,” he said. “I believe we’re expected to have those permits by the end of this month.”

Corbett said that the job won’t be as big as it was last year and will only take place in the park itself.

“All the work is going to be inside Community Park, right there where water kind of necks down to go under Struve Bridge,” he said.

File photo by Don Ferguson