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Project Description
In 2007 and 2008, King County constructed phase-I and phase-II of the Habitat Restoration project which included placement of Large Woody Debris (LWD) in Des Moines Creek between Midway Sewer Treatment Plant and the upstream end of the Marine View Drive Bridge.  Invasive plants were removed and native vegetation planted along the stream buffer.

During phase-III, logs and native plants will be installed in Des Moines Creek between South  200th Street and Midway Sewer Treatment to enhance fish habitat.  The Habitat projects were designed to enhance fish habitat by scientifically placing logs, boulders, and other stream enhancement elements.  The stream restoration projects were designed to stabilize the channel to mitigate in-stream erosion:

Des Moines Creek habitat restoration project sites
Des Moines Creek Habitat Restoration Project Sites

Project Status
On August 10, King County completed construction of three Des Moines Creek Habitat Restoration projects located between S. 200th Street and Midway Sewer Treatment Plant.  A total of 92 logs were placed in the stream and on the side slopes to improve fish habitat and to stabilize the banks . Final anchoring and fine-tuning work will be completed by August 24 and planting will be done this winter.

Des Moines Creek habitat restoration project during construction
Des Moines Creek Habitat Restoration project during construction

For more information about Des Moines Creek Habitat Restoration Phase-III, please contact Wendy Kara, project Manager, WLR, Capital Services Unit.