King County hosts meetings about river projects

June 3, 2014

By Staff

Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah.

Meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled for 3-5 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way.

King County uses large wood to improve habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as to redirect river currents and prevent erosion in levee repair and flood risk-reduction projects funded by the King County Flood Control District.

Presentations will include descriptions, schedules and impacts of 11 projects currently in the planning stage that include placing or recruiting large wood in rivers.

The projects involved the Green, Cedar, Middle Fork Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie, Duwamish and White rivers, and May, Judd, Long Marsh and Tate creeks.

More information is available by contacting Laird O’Rollins of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Water and Land Resources Division, laird.orollins@kingcounty.gov, 206-477-4790 or www.kingcounty.gov/rivers. Click on “Large wood installation projects.”

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