Who owns a levee or dike?

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  1. Matt Baerwalde

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    In King County the levees and revetments are in a mix of ownership and management. I would expect a similar situation in Kittitas but I'm anything but certain.
     
  2. Jim Paget

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    I believe that dike districts, rather than being funded by State general funds, are funded by assessments on the members of district, i.e., those properties which are protected by the dikes.
     
  3. Trustfunder

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    I have the same issues, how can a taxpayer built dam monitored by the DNRC have an irrigation district de-water a river that has flows from as high as 10KCfs in spring to 40Cfs in late summer? At the very least there should be minimal flows instituted on the river but the irrigation district runs the DNRC I suspect. Don't quite got it figured out who's greasing who's wheel here but grease needs to hit the fan.
     
  4. Jeremy Floyd

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  5. KerryS

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    I may be to close to this issue but I also work for an organic farm who does as much as it can to limit pollution and contamination of its land. The worst thing I see used is lime. We even weed by hand.
     
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  6. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    A lot of farmers love fishing and work to make things better when engaged in the process and not told what to do from on high. Others think we should all go take a piss. Not all farmers are the same, just like people in general.

    Levee ownership is as variable as property ownership in general.
     
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  7. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    The independant spirit of farmers is a real thing for sure. They are almost always distrustful of someone who may be some sort of government "authority". This in and of itself is pretty healthy. For this reason NGO type groups seem to do the best work, working with farmers.

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  8. Chris Johnson

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    " if it keeps on rainin levees going to break"
     
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