September 6, 2013
NEW — 2:50 p.m. Sept. 6, 2013
Thunderstorms lifted the Issaquah Creek over its construction boundaries Sept. 5.
Work crews on the weir construction to allow for easier fish passage and an updated intake for the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery were scrambled late in the night as storm water rose over the temporary dam placed in the creek. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Project Manager Tim Ward said workers had to quickly remove harmful materials before they were swept downstream.
“We did have a high water event,” Ward said. “The upper intake was flooded and every pollutant was pulled out. It was way too much.”
August 29, 2013