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King County hosts online presentation of projects using large wood in rivers and creeks to reduce flood risks, restore habitat

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Learn about upcoming King County projects on the Cedar, Green and Snoqualmie rivers, and Issaquah Creek that use large wood to reduce flood risks, restore floodplains and improve habitat in an online presentation July 13.

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Information about the use of large wood in river and creek projects to reduce flood risks and improve habitat will be presented Tuesday, July 13 from 4 – 5 p.m. during an online meeting hosted by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. Registration is required at kingcounty.gov/LargeWood
 
King County uses large wood to redirect river currents and prevent erosion in levee repair and flood risk-reduction projects, many of which are funded by the King County Flood Control District. The County also uses large wood to improve habitat for fish and wildlife. 
 
Meeting presentations will include descriptions, schedules and anticipated impacts of several projects that are in the planning stage and include placing large wood in rivers. Among the projects to be discussed are the:
 
Riverbend Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project; the Jan Road Levee Setback Project; Cedar Rapids Engineered Log Jam 6 2020 Repair Project; and the State Route 169 Flood Risk Reduction Project on the Cedar River;  
Irwin Right Bank Revetment 2020 Repair on Issaquah Creek; 
Chinook Wind Mitigation Project and the Lones Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project, on the Green River; and the 
Fall City Floodplain Restoration Project on the Snoqualmie River. 

Interested residents, project neighbors, environmental professionals, river safety advocates and recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the online meeting to learn about these projects, ask questions and make comments.  
 
RELEVANT LINKS 
Large wood in King County rivers
• King County Water and Land Resources Division
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 
Doug Williams, 206-477-4543 
 
About the King County Water and Land Resources Division 
The Water and Land Resources Division works to protect the health and integrity of King County’s natural resources. Employees work to reduce flood risks, monitor water quality and restore wildlife habitat; manage, and reduce the harmful impacts from stormwater, noxious weeds and hazardous waste; create sustainable forestry and agriculture; and protect open space to support all of these efforts.