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2017 DNRP news releases

23
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River – minor flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, with minor flooding possible.

23
NOV

Controlled dam releases send White River to Phase 2 flood alert level - other King County rivers remain high
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened on Tuesday, Nov. 21, has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White River, where planned releases from a flood-control dam could result in minor flooding in low-lying areas along the river. Flows remain high and swift on rivers across King County following several days of heavy rain.

22
NOV

King County issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, where moderate flooding is expected. The Flood Warning Center has also issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, where minor flooding could occur.

21
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, following several hours of heavy rain that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood level. Workers will monitor river levels across King County as long as high flows persist.

8
NOV

Public invited to celebrate a RainWise milestone at Valley School in Seattle, Nov. 29
Celebrate community and clean water at a public event sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Valley School in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Meet RainWise Program experts and learn about rebates to professionally install rain gardens and cisterns that control stormwater runoff on rainy days.

26
OCT

Learn more about Cedar Hills Regional Landfill on landfill tour, at community meeting
Learn more about King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill by taking a guided tour of the facility on Nov. 4, and attending a community meeting in Issaquah on Nov. 8.

26
OCT

Bellevue-King County solid waste agreement helps keep rates low, enhances customer service
The City of Bellevue’s decision to remain in the King County solid waste system until 2040 helps ensure disposal rates will remain as low as possible throughout the county, and helps the King County Solid Waste Division provide its customers with a wide array of solid waste disposal and recycling services.

25
OCT

Sewer repair work to restrict traffic along Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue
Work to repair a sewer line break in Bellevue is set to begin on Oct. 26 and may take up to three days to complete.

25
OCT

Celebrate the 20-million gallon RainWise milestone at Fairview Christian School, Oct. 27
Celebrate community and clean water at a public rain garden celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Fairview Christian School on Friday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The installation marks a major milestone for the program as its rain gardens and cisterns now successfully control over 20 million gallons of polluted runoff each year.

23
OCT

Redeveloped Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station enhances recycling and disposal options
With the multi-year modernization project at King County’s new Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station in Bellevue completed, customers now have more recycling and disposal options than ever.

22
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 to monitor rising river levels, has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River. Flooding is possible across several areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. A Phase 2 flood alert has also been issued for the Tolt River, where minor flooding is possible.

22
OCT

King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, following nearly 24 hours of operation in response to flooding along the Snoqualmie, South Fork Skykomish and Tolt rivers.

21
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, after several hours of heavy rain brought minor flooding to the Snoqualmie River.

17
OCT

From spikes to bikes: King County begins trail work on Eastside Rail Corridor in Renton
At a ceremonial spike-pulling event Tuesday, King County and its partners celebrated the start of rail removal on two sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor and, more importantly, five miles of new public trail expected to open by the end of the year.

13
OCT

13 projects get salmon restoration funding in Snoqualmie, S. Fork Skykomish watersheds
Thirteen projects that support salmon recovery in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish watersheds have been awarded $872,286 in Cooperative Watershed Management grants.

11
OCT

Convenient Trailhead Direct service wraps up successful first season Oct. 14-15
The final weekend of convenient transit van service to Issaquah Alps trailheads is here, and the two King County agencies that launched Trailhead Direct say the service will return next spring – possibly with serving more trailheads along the I-90 corridor.

10
OCT

1 Million Trees: King County gets growing with tree-planting event at Marymoor Park
Through the 1 Million Trees initiative, King County and its partners are encouraging residents to sign up for a series of upcoming tree-planting events and contribute to efforts to confront carbon pollution and improve communities. The initiative aims to plant a million trees in the county by the end of 2020.

9
OCT

King County officials urge preparedness as ‘La Niña’ forecast could amplify river flooding
Images of people as they are rescued from homes and cars inundated by rising floodwaters in Texas, Puerto Rico and elsewhere underscore why preparation and awareness of flood hazards are so important. And with climate scientists calling for a “La Niña” winter weather pattern to soak the Pacific Northwest, King County and the King County Flood Control District proclaimed October as Flood Awareness Month.

9
OCT

Wastemobile ends 2017 household hazardous waste collection season in Bothell, Oct. 20-22
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Bothell, Oct. 20-22. This is the Wastemobile’s final collection event of 2017.

6
OCT

Seventh-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Oct. 19
King County, the King County Flood Control District and the Cedar River Council are co-hosting the seventh-annual public meeting about the Cedar River from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley.