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Animals, plants and habitat

Habitat restoration in King County, Washington

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Biodiversity of Wildlife - Animals and Plants - in King County, Washington State

Lower Tolt River floodplain restoration project

King County and the City of Seattle worked together to enhance salmon habitat in the lower Tolt River. The floodplain restoration project, located along the Tolt River before it joins the Snoqualmie River, in and around Tolt River - John MacDonald Park in Carnation was completed in 2009. The existing levee was set back within the park helping return the river corridor to its natural flood-plain character and improving fish habitat.

The main project area will be along the Tolt River before it joins the Snoqualmie River, in and around Tolt River - John MacDonald Park in Carnation. The project proposal is to set back the existing levee within the park to help return the river corridor to its natural flood-plain character and improve fish habitat.

Project goals:

  • Restore natural function of lower Tolt River to enhance fish habit;
  • Maintain or improve flood protection in the surrounding community;
  • Enhance recreational access and opportunities.

Tolt River Restoration Project Area at confluence of Snoqualmie and Tolt RiversProject details:

For more information please contact
Clint Loper, King County, Water and Land Resources Division
206-296-8378

Brent Lackey, Seattle Public Utilities
206-684-7890

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