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November

21
NOV

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability
King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment.

20
NOV

King County solid waste advisory committees adopt first recommendations to make regional recycling more successful
Based on recommendations from the Responsible Recycling Task Force convened by King County, the County and its 37 regional city partners are considering changes to recycling rules that would move plastic bags and wrap out of the residential comingled recycling bin and into alternate recycling channels.

14
NOV

Partnership secures land for recreation and wildlife in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
Federal, state and local governments have joined forces with land conservation agencies to preserve 80 acres of privately owned property within the boundaries of more than 1,800 acres of public lands near North Bend.

8
NOV

King County Parks visitors encouraged to participate in online survey aimed at improving amenities, services
King County Parks is launching an online survey beginning Nov. 9 to gather feedback from visitors on their experiences in the County’s award-winning parks and trails systems.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows stabilize on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, following an 11-hour opening to monitor high flows along the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers. Flood Warning Center crews will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, Phase 2 for Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with moderate flooding possible across low-lying areas as a result of steady rainfall in the upper watershed. The Tolt River has reached a Phase 2 flood alert level, with minor flooding possible upstream of Carnation.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened early on Sunday morning, Nov. 4, as widespread heavy rain fall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood level. Flood Warning Center employees will monitor conditions as long as high flows are present on King County rivers.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, after persistent rainfall brought minor flooding to the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center: Steady rain sends Tolt River up to Phase 3 flood alert
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Tolt River, where heavy rainfall could result in increased moderate flooding along the river upstream of Carnation.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows stabilize on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, following a 13-hour opening to monitor the rain-swollen Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers. Flood Warning Center crews will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

1
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows drop on upper Snoqualmie River
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, following a brief opening to closely watch heavy rainfall that brought high flows on the Snoqualmie River. Workers will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

1
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
Heavy rain in east King County brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood phase at midday on Thursday, Nov. 1, and the King County Flood Warning Center has opened to monitor conditions.