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2015 DNRP news releases

18
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Green River
Planned water releases from a flood-control dam in the upper Green River watershed have brought the river up to a Phase 3 flood alert level today, Nov. 18, with moderate flooding possible in the largely agricultural middle Green River Valley.

18
NOV

King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, following a nearly 36-hour activation to monitor widespread river flooding from heavy rainfall.

17
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River
Heavy rain has quickly brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase 3 flood alert, with moderate and widespread flooding expected across much of the Snoqualmie Valley today.

17
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 4 flood alert for Snoqualmie River – major flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 4 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with the potential for major flooding across the Snoqualmie Valley.

17
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 17 as the leading edge of a powerful storm brought heavy rain that caused the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers to top their banks.

17
NOV

Pushed higher by heavy rainfall, Cedar River reaches Phase 2 flood alert level – minor flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Cedar River, with minor flooding possible in limited areas.

16
NOV

Conservation land purchase to enhance access at popular Mailbox Peak trailhead
The purchase of 82 acres of timberland neighboring the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River will ensure more room to roam in the popular Mailbox Peak trailhead area.

15
NOV

Strong weekend rains leads to manhole overflow in Bothell
Crews with King County’s clean-water utility responded quickly Sunday morning to a wastewater overflow from a manhole on the North Creek Interceptor in Bothell, a major regional sewer line in service since 1970.

14
NOV

Controlled dam releases bring Green River to minor Phase II flood alert level
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Green River, with the potential for minor flooding in low-lying areas upstream of Auburn.

14
NOV

King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The King County Flood Warning Center will close at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, following a roughly 40-hour activation to monitor river flooding from heavy rainfall.

13
NOV

Tolt River rises to Phase II flood alert level; King County monitoring conditions on all rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Tolt River this afternoon, as rain-swollen rivers continue to rise across the county.

13
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase III flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The classic Pineapple Express that’s soaking western Washington has brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase III flood alert, with moderate and widespread flooding expected across much of the Snoqualmie Valley today.

13
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 after several hours of heavy rain brought minor flooding to the Snoqualmie River.

12
NOV

State appellate court upholds King County damages award
On Monday, the Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed a 2012 jury verdict awarding King County $144 million in damages and attorney’s fees after finding a Brightwater tunneling contractor defaulted on key contractual obligations.

10
NOV

King County’s innovative partnership with Seattle to fuel smart growth and save farmland wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from state
In announcing the award, the state Department of Commerce described the Transfer of Development Rights partnership between King County and Seattle as one of the best examples of successful planning in the 25 years since passage of the state Growth Management Act. In only two years, King County has sold $2 million worth of development rights to Seattle developers and protected 12 farms totaling 900 acres. And that’s only the start.

9
NOV

Taking out obsolete rail is next step toward trail, other uses along Eastside Rail Corridor
The Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous approval to Executive Dow Constantine’s proposed phased removal of all rail tracks along the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) as the County prepares the former rail line for use as multi-purpose transportation corridor.

7
NOV

King County, state respond to minor oil spill in county stormwater retention pond
Clean-up crews are responding Saturday afternoon to an oil spill that was discovered in a King County stormwater retention pond in White Center.

6
NOV

Contest to name King County’s new environmental research vessel
Enter a contest to name King County’s new 48-foot environmental research vessel, which will be used by county field scientists to collect samples and respond to environmental emergencies. The winner will be announced in January.

3
NOV

Learn more about Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan at Nov. 17 community meeting
Two community meetings have been scheduled this fall on Vashon Island, when community members can learn more about a proposal to build mountain bike trails in King County Parks’ Dockton Forest.

3
NOV

Fifth-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Nov. 19
King County, King County Flood Control District and Cedar River Council co-host state-of-the-river meeting about flood protection, restoration