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King County, Washington

2009 DNRP archived news releases

Dec. 31
King County cautions boaters of navigational hazard on Snoqualmie River
King County is notifying Snoqualmie River boaters of a fallen tree that has created hazardous conditions at approximately river mile 37.2, along the southern bank of the river. It is directly across from the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course. 
Dec. 30
'Tis the season…for Christmas tree recycling
The hustle of the holidays is nearly over, and the King County Solid Waste Division is ready to help you handle one post-Christmas task: Recycling the old Christmas tree. 
Dec. 29
Engineers keep an eye on Brightwater tunnel alignment in Bothell
Engineers and construction experts responded quickly yesterday morning to a report of possible ground settlement in a residential neighborhood along the Brightwater tunnel alignment in Bothell. 
Dec. 22
New hours at solid waste transfer stations reflect continued decline in garbage volumes
As a cost-saving measure, King County plans to change operating hours at five of its eight solid waste transfer stations early next year in response to a continued decline in garbage volumes. 
Dec. 18
Water quality quickly improves, beach reopened at West Point
The popular North Beach recreation area near Seattle’s Discovery Park is again open to the public following a wastewater overflow that occurred at the West Point Treatment Plant early Tuesday morning.  
Dec. 17
Constantine makes first inspection of Green River flood zone as King County Executive
For the first time since taking office, King County Executive Dow Constantine today toured facilities and locations in the Green River Valley that may be adversely affected by flood waters from the federal Howard Hanson Dam. 
Dec. 15
King County watersheds share $2.6 million in state grants for salmon habitat protection, restoration
Habitat for salmon and other wildlife in three major watersheds in King County will see added improvements thanks to grants from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). 
Dec. 15
West Point Treatment Plant overflow under investigation
Employees with King County’s sewer utility are working diligently to determine the cause of an overflow that occurred last night at the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. 
Dec. 11
Brightwater outfall earns prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ engineering award
The successful completion of Brightwater’s complex marine outfall project earned King County and its contractors the prestigious national “Best of the Best” award from McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record magazine. 
Dec. 11
Bitter cold freezes pipe, causes small overflow in Carnation
A frozen pipe caused a small sewage overflow discovered about 2 p.m. at King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant. 
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