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20
JAN

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall ends and rivers stabilize
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, as river levels began to drop from their peak flows following heavy rainfall earlier in the day.

20
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 3 flood alert for Tolt River - moderate flooding possible as rainfall continues
The King County Flood Warning Center issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Tolt River at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, with moderate flooding possible in areas along the river upstream of Carnation. The Flood Warning Center has been open since 8:30 a.m. Thursday to monitor flooding along the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers from heavy rainfall.

20
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center: Minor flooding possible in low-lying areas along Snoqualmie River due to heavy rainfall
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas as a result of heavy rainfall across the Cascade foothills.

20
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rainfall leads to minor flooding along the Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, to closely monitor rising flows on the Tolt River, where minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas following prolonged heavy rainfall.

19
JAN

King County Noxious Weed Control Board meets Jan. 26, seeks public input to set annual noxious weed list, 2022 work
The King County Noxious Weed Control Board is expected to adopt the 2022 noxious weed list at a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26, setting the priority level of noxious weeds in the county to protect people and the environment from these harmful plants.

12
JAN

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall ends and rivers stabilize
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, as river flows slowly receded from their peak flows following heavy rainfall across the region.

12
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert for White River - river levels still running high from heavy rain
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White River, with minor flooding possible in and near the City of Pacific. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to closely monitor rising river levels.

12
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alerts for Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers, with moderate flooding possible
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers, with moderate flooding possible, including some road closures, following heavy rainfall. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to closely monitor rising river levels.

12
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River - minor flooding possible from heavy rain
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas upstream of Carnation because of heavy rainfall. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to closely monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River.

12
JAN

King County opens Flood Warning Center to monitor minor flooding from heavy rainfall along Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, to closely monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River, where minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas following prolonged heavy rainfall.

11
JAN

Help King County innovate new strategies on waste reduction, recycling, and environmental equity as a Re+ Community Panel member
King County’s Solid Waste Division is seeking diverse community members with a passion for environmental justice and waste reduction to serve on a new community panel to help reshape how King County manages trash and recycling. Community members are invited to apply through Jan. 21.

7
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center closes as rainfall diminishes and river levels stabilize
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, as river flows slowly receded from their peak flows – the result of steady rainfall that brought minor flooding to several rivers over a period of about 24 hours.

7
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center issues minor flood alert for Snoqualmie River as rainfall continues across region
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas along the river. The Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, to closely monitor rising flows on Issaquah Creek and the Tolt River.

7
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center: Heavy rainfall leads to potential minor flooding along White River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White River below Mud Mountain Dam, with minor flooding possible – the result of steady rainfall across the region.

7
JAN

Update: Medina Park beach reopens after water testing confirms safe conditions
Consecutive days of testing confirmed that the water along Medina Park beach is safe after it was closed out of abundance of caution Friday after heavy rains overwhelmed the nearby Medina Pump Station.

7
JAN

King County team quickly responds after a plumber’s error at a home along Lake Washington
A plumbing error at a home along Lake Washington caused a sewer overflow Friday. A team from King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division quickly responded to cap the homeowner’s side sewer.

6
JAN

King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rainfall leads to minor flooding along Issaquah Creek, Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, to closely monitor rising flows on Issaquah Creek and the Tolt River, where minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas following prolonged heavy rainfall.

30
DEC

Residents encouraged to delay trips to King County garbage and recycling transfer stations until roadways are safer
Due to the impact of snow and icy roads on regional waste hauling operations, King County’s Solid Waste Division is encouraging self-haul customers to delay trips to garbage and recycling facilities.

22
DEC

First-of-its-kind study in King County tracks migration patterns of threatened chinook salmon in the Green-Duwamish River
Scientists with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks placed small transponders inside young, wild and hatchery chinook salmon to collect valuable data on how the threatened salmon use habitat in the Green-Duwamish River as they migrate. Movements of the fish were recorded as they passed a specialized floating antenna in the river near Tukwila.

21
DEC

With an active flood season underway, ‘Be Flood Ready’ information can help people in King County reduce risks and protect property
The 2021-22 “Be Flood Ready” brochure is available to help everyone who works, lives, or commutes through flood-prone areas stay safe during what is already an active flood season. Available online in 23 languages, the brochure produced by the King County Flood Control District has been mailed to everyone in the King County floodplain.

20
DEC

Seasons Green-ings: Holiday recycling tips from King County’s Solid Waste Division
From trees to light strands, to gift wrap and post-feast food scraps, take the mystery out of how to properly recycle holiday waste with tips from King County’s Solid Waste Division.

17
DEC

King County is making it easier to recycle mattresses, box springs and futons with expanded service at five transfer stations
Mattress recycling service will expand to five King County transfer stations, including Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline, and Vashon, on Jan. 1. A $30 handling fee for recycling and disposal of mattresses, box springs, and futons will also go into effect at all King County stations and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.

1
DEC

VIDEO: Meet a member of the new King County Parks crew connecting people to jobs and housing
The new King County Parks Beautification Crews are now restoring and enhancing regional parks and trails while connecting crew members who are experiencing homelessness to jobs and housing support. One crew member, Fredrick Reed, shares his personal story in a video profile.

28
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as river flows recede, but workers will monitor forecasts, conditions
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, as the threat of minor flooding from heavy rainfall eased along the Snoqualmie River. With weather forecasts calling for additional rainfall in the coming days, Flood Warning Center employees will continue to monitor river conditions to ensure continued public safety.

27
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising flows on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River.

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