Meetings planned on placing large wood in rivers, including in Tukwila

Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams, including in Tukwila, at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah.

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:24pm
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Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams, including in Tukwila, at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah.

Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3-5 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. at the Issaquah Hatchery, 125 Sunset Way, Issaquah.

King County uses large wood to improve habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as to redirect river currents and prevent erosion in levee repair and flood risk-reduction projects funded by the King County Flood Control District.

Presentations will include descriptions, schedules and impacts of 11 projects currently in the planning stage that include placing or recruiting large wood in rivers:

  • Five projects are planned for the Green-Duwamish River basin – the Porter Levee Setback, Fenster 2B Revetment Setback, Fenster Large Wood Mitigation, Foster Golf Large Wood Mitigation, and the Teufel Nursery Large Wood Mitigation;
  • Three projects are planned for the Snoqualmie River basin – the Hafner Levee Setback, Winkelman Revetment Reconstruction, and the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction;
  • Two projects are planned for the Cedar River – Elliott Reach Mitigation, and the Fairwood 4 Stormwater Improvement on Molasses Creek; and
  • One project is planned for Vashon Island – the Judd Creek/Scott Property Habitat Enhancements.

Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the meetings to learn about these projects, ask questions or make comments.

More information is available by contacting Laird O’Rollins of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Water and Land Resources Division, laird.orollins@kingcounty.gov, or http://www.kingcounty.gov/rivers.

 

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