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DNRP news releases archives

Dec. 17
Rise in wasted food marks holiday season
American households toss out 25 percent of the food and drink they buy, adding up to more than $130 every month, and that number rises even higher during the holidays.  Learn more...
Dec. 15
King County makes it easier to celebrate ‘Green Holidays’
King County is making it easier to reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season with Green Holidays, a program that provides resources for sustainable gift-giving, decorating, entertaining, and recycling all the waste.  Learn more...
Dec. 2
King County Executive announces grants for youth sports projects that build stronger communities
Matching grants totaling $745,250 through the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program were announced today by Executive Dow Constantine.  Learn more...
Nov. 29
High winds, power outage affect King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station
Recreation areas that were closed as a precaution following storm-related wastewater overflows last Saturday night are now reopen to the public.   Learn more...
Nov. 28
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-filled rivers recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed just after 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 following a day-long activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.  Learn more...
Nov. 28
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, after a night of persistent rain that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.  Learn more...
Nov. 28
Tolt River rises to Phase III flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center notes moderate flooding
Persistent rainfall in the Cascade foothills has pushed the Tolt River up to a Phase III flood alert level, with moderate flooding possible in low-lying areas as well as possible road closures.  Learn more...
Nov. 28
Tolt River joins Snoqualmie at Phase II flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center monitors minor flooding
Steady rain has brought the Tolt River up to a Phase II flood alert level with minor flooding possible, according to the King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:30 a.m. today, Nov. 28, to monitor river conditions.  Learn more...
Nov. 26
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-filled rivers recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, following more than 36 hours of continuous activation to monitor flooding from heavy rainfall.  Learn more...
Nov. 25
Green River reaches Phase II flood alert level; King County Flood Warning Center monitoring flows
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Green River. Only minor flooding in low-lying areas upstream of Auburn is expected.   Learn more...
Nov. 25
King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain sends Snoqualmie River over banks
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, as steady rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected.  Learn more...
Nov. 25
Moderate flooding possible on Snoqualmie River; King County Flood Warning Center monitors flows
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, has issued a Phase III flood alert for the rain-swollen Snoqualmie River, where moderate flooding could occur in low-lying areas of the Snoqualmie Valley.  Learn more...
Nov. 18
Green/Duwamish video highlights beauty, fragility of the watershed
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum has released a video, "Green the Green," to raise awareness about protecting this vital watershed.   Learn more...