OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state has given Yakima County a $240,000 grant to help offset the costs of buying property threatened by flooding following a landslide.
The Oct. 11 landslide altered the course of the Naches River when millions of yards of debris tumbled down a slope.
Yakima County spent more than $1.2 million to buy properties directly threatened by the river's new path. The state Department of Ecology is providing $190,000 from the state Flood Control Assistance Account Program. The remaining $50,000 is from the state Coastal Protection Fund made up of money from penalties that people pay when they violate water quality laws.