Only about 40 percent of the $950 million appropriated for Mount St. Helens disaster assistance has been allocated, but millions of dollars went to the Mld-Columbia.
Adams and Grant counties collected more than any other local government agencies, with Adams receiving $3.5 million and Grant $3.1 million.
Moses Lake collected $946,840 and the Port of Moses Lake was allocated $281,890.
Yakima received $1.18 million and Yakima County collected $380,351.
Franklin County received $373,500.
Ritzville was allocated $363,542.
Federal monies were distributed through a variety of federal agencies:
The Army Corps of Engineers has obligated $234 million, with more than the $215 million allocated.
The Small Business Administration spent $67.2 million of $430 million allocated.
The Federal Highway Administration used $14.7 million of $125 million.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency used $32 million of its $86 million.
U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies distributing monies included the Soil Conservation Service, spending $6.9 million of $23 million; the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service at $3.3 million of $20 million and the U.S. Forest Service at $25 million, with an additional $41.6 million requested.
The federal General Accounting Office is going over federal books to try to find ways the federal government way deal with future disasters.