Natural Resources and Parks
Kirkland’s Marina Beach Park reopened after water testing confirms safe conditions
Kirkland’s Marina Beach Park was reopened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 27 after water quality testing showed safe results. The beach was closed out of an abundance of caution on Feb. 25 following a sewer overflow caused by a power outage. Consecutive days of testing confirmed that the water is safe.
Power outage causes overflow into Lake Washington from King County’s Kirkland pump station
King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Kirkland pump station experienced a power outage that caused a brief overflow into Lake Washington. The pump station’s power has been restored and is currently operating properly.
King County Flood Warning Center closed as river flows stabilize; workers will continue to monitor conditions
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, after opening at midday on Feb. 22 to monitor minor river flooding following a widespread rainstorm. County employees will continue to monitor weather forecasts and stream conditions.
King County Flood Warning Center: Minor flooding possible on White River as heavy rainfall continues to push stream flows higher
Minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas along the White River, according to the King County Flood Warning Center, which issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the river early in the evening of Monday, Feb. 22. Similar flood alerts are in place for the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers following prolonged heavy rainfall throughout the day.
Snoqualmie River joins Tolt at minor flood phase as King County Flood Warning Center monitoring conditions
Heavy rainfall pushed the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood phase in the early afternoon of Monday, Feb. 22, according to the King County Flood Warning Center, which opened late Monday morning to monitor potentially flooding in low-lying areas along the Tolt River.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding along Tolt River as heavy rainfall continues
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, to monitor potential minor flooding from heavy rainfall along the Tolt River.
Wastewater Treatment repairs leak at Interbay pump station
King County Wastewater Treatment Division workers repaired a leak at the Interbay pump station which did not reach any body of water.
King County working with Seattle City Light to ensure power reliability at West Point Treatment Plant
King County and Seattle City Light are investigating options for increasing power reliability at the West Point Treatment Plant to ensure continued environmental protection, following multiple power interruptions in the last few years that have interfered with normal wastewater treatment operations.