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Project area

The project area includes both banks of the South Fork Snoqualmie in and near North Bend at River Mile 2.0-7.0.


This project started in 2011.

Project goals

  • Through technical assessments, this project will determine the best way to rebuild and strengthen parts of the levee system in this reach in order to maintain or improve current levels of flood protection to heavily developed areas of North Bend.
  • Staff will consider actions that include modifying, repairing or moving levees.


  • The existing levee system on the banks of the South Fork Snoqualmie through North Bend and the surrounding area does not function as it should. Geotechnical problems with the levees compromise the flood protection they provide to North Bend residences and industrial properties and to State Route 202.
  • Levee damage and some flooding occur annually.