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Quinault Nation weighs move of village amid repairs to seawall

Filed Under: Environment
More on: quinault, usace, washington, water

A view of the Quinault Nation in Washington. Photo from Taholah Village Relocation Master Plan

The Quinault Nation of Washington might relocate an entire village due to threats from the Pacific Ocean.

The aging seawall at Taholah collapsed after a major storm in March. The tribe and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to make repairs but it's possible that the village might be moved to higher ground to avoid potential disasters.

"I think it's a foregone conclusion," Secretary Larry Ralston told KING 5 News last month. "Taholah's moving up the hill."

The village could be hit by a tsunami or rising waters could flood homes along the coast.

Get the Story:
Corps, Tribe Plan More Seawall Repair at Taholah (AP 6/3)
Quinault Tribe explores "moving" town of Taholah (KING 5 News 5/7)

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