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April 16, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Temporary berm in slide area nearly done; death toll rises to 39

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has shifted its construction efforts to raising the temporary berm within the Oso mudslide area an additional foot before heavy rainfall forecast for later this week. Snohomish County confirmed 39 fatalities today, with 36 identified. The number of missing has dropped to six. Construction of the berm’s length is…

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April 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Berm planned near mudslide to steer water away from Highway 530

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin building a berm in the Oso mudslide debris Monday morning to help steer backed-up Stillaguamish River waters away from Highway 530. The hope is that, if placed in the right spot, the temporary rock-and-gravel berm will help keep water out of saturated areas that crews haven’’t been able…

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