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Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding

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LYMAN, Wash. -

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking help from the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent further erosion along the Skagit River.
  
KOMO-TV reports that flooding has left three homes are teetering along the riverbank after the river reached its highest level since 2006.
  
Lyman Mayor Ed Hills says no one is doing anything for the town. Hills says he made numerous calls and sent emails trying to get help, but didn't make any progress until Friday.
  
Initially the Army Corps told him the erosion didn't affect the town's infrastructure so there was nothing they could do.
  
The commissioners sent a letter to the Army Corps on Friday requesting emergency action to construct a temporary berm to prevent more erosion.
  
They say critical infrastructure is now threatened.
  
The infrastructure includes a town-owned water main, two fiber-optic lines and an electrical line that runs alongside West Main Street.
  
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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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