King County hosts meetings about river projects

June 3, 2014

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.

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Landslide causes emergency closure of Cedar River

May 10, 2014

NEW — 2:17 p.m. May 10, 2014

King County Sheriff ordered an emergency closure on a stretch of Cedar River after a landslide May 10.

No injuries and only minor property damage were reported, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department. No homes have been evacuated.

Sergeant DB Gates said the landslide was 200 to 250-feet across.

The closure is from the State Route 169 to the Maxwell Road at the Maple Valley Highway and is effective until further notice.