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King County Flood Control District sets public meetings on Green River flood risk reduction work

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The King County Flood Control District hosts two public meetings later this month where a variety of flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems.

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The King County Flood Control District  hosts two public meetings later this month where  a variety ofFlood Control Zone District Logo flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 – 11 a.m.
Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., Auburn

Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4 – 7 p.m.
Kent Courthouse Rotunda, 401 4th Ave. N., Kent

The levee system in the lower Green River valley is old and outdated. It was originally constructed to protect sparsely populated agricultural lands, rather than the present landscape of residential development and significant regional economic infrastructure.

To address the risks associated with an aging levee system, the King County Flood Control District has worked with a variety of constituents and stakeholders to be able to present several alternatives for making improvements.

Known as the Green River System-Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF), the product will be a prioritized set of projects and recommendations to achieve flood protection goals that build economic, ecologic and community resiliency.

Project employees and King County Flood Control District members will be on hand to gather feedback and answer questions. 

NOTE: Kent meeting attendees should plan to arrive early to go through building security. The entrance is on the west side of the building.

For more about the Green River SWIF, or to provide comments, visit www.kingcounty.gov/rivers, or contact Jennifer Knauer at 206-477-4856 or Jennifer.knauer@kingcounty.gov.

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The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org/.