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November

25
NOV

Green River levee maintenance requires trail segment closure through Kent
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

24
NOV

Learn more about Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan at upcoming community meetings
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.

23
NOV

Kokanee Quest: Go on a hunt for treasure in the Lake Sammamish watershed and become an expert on the ‘little red fish’
Embark on a Kokanee Quest, a real-world treasure hunt for geocaches designed to connect residents with efforts to restore Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon populations back to health.

20
NOV

Deadline extended in contest to name King County’s new environmental research vessel
King County residents now have until Nov. 30 to enter a contest to name a 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.

19
NOV

‘From Mt. Si to Wild Sky’ watershed poster features local contest winner
The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum has just released its 2015 Snoqualmie Watershed poster, featuring the winning entry from last summer’s photography contest, “Focus on the Snoqualmie.” The poster is free while supplies last.

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.