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December

23
DEC

Active flood season contributes to delay in vital flood-repair project along Snoqualmie River
Persistent Snoqualmie River flooding this fall has slowed work to repair a damaged flood-protection structure along the river and pushed back completion of the Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment project. The delay in completing the project means King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail near the construction site won’t be open for use until February of next year.

18
DEC

Green your holiday season with King County
As we celebrate the winter holidays this year, we can also celebrate the new regional and global commitment to climate change action and awareness with fun and money-saving resources from King County’s Green Holidays program.

12
DEC

Heavy rain leads to manhole overflow in Bothell
Heavy, persistent rainfall led to a manhole overflow on a King County wastewater pipeline in Bothell on Saturday, Dec. 12.

10
DEC

King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The King County Flood Warning Center will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, following more than 50 hours of continuous operation in response to significant and widespread flooding.

9
DEC

Storm, power failure causes brief pump station overflow
An early morning power failure at King County’s Henderson Pump Station caused a brief wastewater overflow into Lake Washington near Beer Sheva Park in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. The overflow was reported to health and regulatory agencies, and King County will monitor water quality in nearby Lake Washington over the next several days.

9
DEC

Heavy rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell
A series of strong storms that brought heavy rainfall and flooding to the region led to a manhole overflow on a King County wastewater pipeline in Bothell last night. The overflow was reported to health and regulatory agencies, and King County will monitor water quality in nearby North Creek over the next several days.

9
DEC

Vote to name King County’s new environmental research vessel through Dec. 24
From now until Dec. 24, residents can vote on a name for 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.

9
DEC

King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 2 flood alert for Cedar River – only minor flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center, which has been open since midday on Tuesday, Dec. 8, has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Cedar River, with only minor flooding anticipated in limited areas.

9
DEC

Issaquah Creek reaches Phase 2 flood alert as heavy rain continues across King County
Steady and heavy rain has brought Issaquah Creek up to a Phase 2 flood alert level, with minor flooding possible along the stream’s course. The King County Flood Warning Center issued the flood alert as part of its round-the-clock flood monitoring.

9
DEC

Green River reaches Phase 3 flood alert level
The Green River has reached a Phase 3 flood alert level with moderate flooding possible in rural areas upstream of Auburn. The King County Flood Warning Center notes that areas protected by levees in the Green River Valley, including Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila, won't likely be affected by river flooding.

8
DEC

Tolt River reaches Phase 3 flood alert level; Green River at Phase 2, with minor flooding
Driven by heavy rain, the Tolt River has reached a Phase 3 flood alert level with moderate and widespread flooding possible, according to the King County Flood Warning Center, which also issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Green River.

8
DEC

Major flooding likely along Snoqualmie River as Flood Warning Center issues Phase 4 flood alert
The potent late-fall storm that drenched King County all day long has brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase 4 flood alert, with dangerous and widespread flooding possible across the Snoqualmie Valley tonight.

8
DEC

Tolt River rises to Phase 2 flood alert as heavy rain brings more flooding to King County
Persistent, heavy rainfall across King County has brought the Tolt River to a Phase 2 flood alert with minor flooding likely in low-lying areas. Meanwhile, the King County Flood Warning Center reports that the Snoqualmie River is at a higher Phase 3 flood alert level, with moderate and widespread flooding.

8
DEC

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.

8
DEC

King County opens Flood Warning Center to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 after heavy rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase 2 flood alert level.