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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

2010 DNRP archived news releases

Dec. 30
County gets the keys to Maury Island property
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today the successful completion of the purchase of the sand and gravel site on Maury Island, ending 13 years of efforts to expand the mine. 
Dec. 27
King County offers helpful tips for Christmas tree recycling
Let the King County Solid Waste Division help you solve the post-Christmas dilemma of what to do with your old Christmas tree. 
Dec. 23
Full access to Houghton Transfer Station resumes Jan. 24 after extensive upgrades
The major improvements to King County’s Houghton Transfer Station in Kirkland are nearing completion, and access to the facility by all customers will be fully restored on Monday, Jan. 24. 
Dec. 22
County recommends project proposal to protect water quality in Magnolia
A project to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and improve water quality in Puget Sound near Seattle’s Smith Cove Park will move into environmental review under a proposal recommended by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director Christie True. 
Dec. 21
King County picked to road test national sustainable community rating system
ICLEI USA today announced King County as one of nine communities nationally that will help finalize and road test an innovative new sustainability rating system and performance management tool.  
Dec. 20
Sammamish kokanee recovery continues as King County, partners work to build fish runs
The declining population of Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon is getting a boost this season as King County and local, state and federal partners step up their coordinated effort to restore the imperiled fish.  
Dec. 13
King County Flood Warning Center closing as river flows continue to drop
The King County Flood Warning Center is planning to close at 11 p.m. Monday evening, as flows continue to drop on all river systems, including the Green River. 
Dec. 13
Howard Hanson Dam water releases bring Green River to Phase III Flood Alert
Water releases from a flood-control dam in the upper Green River watershed have brought increased flows downstream and bring moderate flooding in the middle reach of the Green above Auburn this morning. 
Dec. 12
Minor flooding expected along middle Green River as King County continues flood response
Planned water releases from a flood-control dam in the upper Green River watershed will lead to increased flows downstream – including some minor flooding in the middle reach of the Green above Auburn Sunday evening. Meanwhile, the Tolt River has reached a Phase IV flood alert level, with major flooding possible in the Carnation area. 
Dec. 12
Snoqualmie River rises to Phase III flood alert level as rain continues to pound King County
The Snoqualmie River has joined the Tolt River at the Phase III flood alert level and could also experience moderate flooding, as heavy rain from the “Pineapple Express” continues to pour into the region. The King County Flood Warning Center has been open since 2:15 a.m. Sunday to closely to monitor conditions. 
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