Natural Resources and Parks
King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels
With rain diminishing and river levels subsiding, the King County Flood Warning Center closed at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, after a 12-hour opening to monitor minor flooding on the White and Snoqualmie rivers.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center issued a Phase 2 flood alert level for the Snoqualmie River early in the evening of Friday, Dec. 29, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas. The Flood Warning Center has been open since midday on the 29th to monitor river levels brought higher by heavy rainfall.
King County Flood Warning Center opens as steady rain brings minor flooding to White River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened on Friday, Dec. 29 as heavy rainfall has brought the White River up to a minor flood level. Flood Warning Center workers will monitor river levels across King County as long as high flows persist.
REMINDER: New recycling rule starts Jan. 2 at King County transfer stations and drop boxes
Beginning Jan. 2, cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste and clean wood will no longer be accepted as garbage at King County Solid Waste Division facilities that accept those materials for recycling. Customers will be asked to place those recyclable materials in designated recycling bins or areas.
South Plant pump replacement project earns major grant funding from PSE
A pump replacement project at King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton earned an $894,970 grant from Puget Sound Energy. The newly installed equipment’s efficiency will yield $4 million in energy cost savings over the next 20 years while conserving enough electricity to power 212 homes annually.
Geotechnical work starts in January for sewer line replacement near Coal Creek Parkway
Work to collect soil samples along the proposed alignment for a King County replacement sewer line near Coal Creek Parkway will require temporary travel lane closures beginning in early January. The work is expected to extend into mid-February.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened at 8:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 after heavy rain caused the Snoqualmie River to spill its banks. Only minor flooding is anticipated.
King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
King County will close its Flood Warning Center at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, following a day-long opening in response to minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River.
Construction begins on Magnolia pipeline repair project
Construction on a project to repair a damaged combined sewer and stormwater pipeline in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood begins Monday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to learn about the project plans and schedule at an online open house through Jan. 31.
Free natural yard care classes this winter at King County’s Brightwater Center
Learn the basics of natural yard care this winter at four classes hosted by King County and the Snohomish Conservation District. The classes will take place in January, February and March at Brightwater Center, located at 22505 State Route 9 in Woodinville.
South Treatment Plant in Renton hosts natural yard care classes, Jan. 27 & Feb. 10
Learn the basics of natural yard care at two free classes hosted by King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton on Jan. 27 and Feb. 10. The classes are free and include compost and plant start giveaways.
Visit an online open house to review sewer improvement plans in Redmond
King County is hosting an online open house to enable people to review and comment on plans for its Lake Hills and NW Sammamish Sewer Upgrade Project in Redmond. The online open house is available through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
New recycling rule starts Jan. 2 at King County transfer stations and drop boxes
To help cut waste and reduce the amount of easily recyclable or compostable materials brought to the landfill, the King County Solid Waste Division beginning Jan. 2 will no longer accept cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste and clean wood as garbage at its facilities that accept those materials for recycling. Customers will be asked to place those recyclable materials in designated recycling bins or areas.
Bond refinancing, credit upgrade lead to $35.8 million in savings for King County’s sewer utility
Strong credit ratings and favorable financial market conditions continue to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. The County today refinanced $159.7 million in sewer revenue bonds that will save $35.8 million over the next 32 years.