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November

29
NOV

High winds, power outage affect King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station
Recreation areas that were closed as a precaution following storm-related wastewater overflows last Saturday night are now reopen to the public.

28
NOV

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-filled rivers recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed just after 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 following a day-long activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.

28
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, after a night of persistent rain that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.

28
NOV

Tolt River rises to Phase III flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center notes moderate flooding
Persistent rainfall in the Cascade foothills has pushed the Tolt River up to a Phase III flood alert level, with moderate flooding possible in low-lying areas as well as possible road closures.

28
NOV

Tolt River joins Snoqualmie at Phase II flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center monitors minor flooding
Steady rain has brought the Tolt River up to a Phase II flood alert level with minor flooding possible, according to the King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:30 a.m. today, Nov. 28, to monitor river conditions.

26
NOV

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-filled rivers recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, following more than 36 hours of continuous activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.

25
NOV

Green River reaches Phase II flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center monitoring flows
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Green River. Only minor flooding in low-lying areas upstream of Auburn is expected.

25
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain sends Snoqualmie River over banks
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, as steady rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected.

25
NOV

Moderate flooding possible on Snoqualmie River; King County Flood Warning Center monitors flows
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, has issued a Phase III flood alert for the rain-swollen Snoqualmie River, where moderate flooding could occur in low-lying areas of the Snoqualmie Valley.

18
NOV

Green/Duwamish video highlights beauty, fragility of the watershed
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum has released a video, "Green the Green," to raise awareness about protecting this vital watershed.

14
NOV

Infrastructure report offers roadmap to an affordable, sustainable future
If utility managers, transportation planners, scientists and politicians can agree on one thing, it is that American infrastructure is aging.

14
NOV

King County Flood District makes progress on investigation of landslide areas for river valleys and floodplains
The King County Flood Control District announced today the completion of the first phase of a two-year investigation to update landslide hazard information for King County’s river valleys and floodplains.

12
NOV

King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for volunteers to serve on the Rural Forest Commission and advise the King County Executive and County Council on matters pertaining to forestland and forestry.

10
NOV

Fourth-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Nov. 18
The fourth-annual, “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house is planned for Nov. 18 in Maple Valley, when citizens can learn more about flood-risk reduction and restoration projects and related activities on the Cedar River.

5
NOV

Study evaluates promising technology to aid Lower Duwamish Superfund Cleanup
A six-year pilot study that begins this month will test the effectiveness of activated carbon as a tool to clean up historic contamination in Lower Duwamish Waterway sediment.

5
NOV

Green River levee project focus of Nov. 19 community meeting
The King County Flood Control District hosts a community meeting and open house on Nov. 19 in Kent, where residents can learn more about a new flood-risk reduction project along the Green River.

4
NOV

King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Snoqualmie River recedes
The King County Flood Warning Center is closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, following a brief activation to monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens as rain-soaked Snoqualmie River rises sharply
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, as steady rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.