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King County Watersheds

Large wood in King County rivers

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Annual public meeting about the use of large wood in river projects

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Mercer Island Community and Event Center

8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island

About the meeting: Each year King County hosts a meeting to present information about projects that utilize wood in their design. Two meetings covering the same subject matter are scheduled and will each include presentations and open house sessions with project managers. King County uses large wood in river projects to:

  • redirect flows away from erosion-prone river banks;
  • as part of a levee repair or flood-risk reduction projects; or
  • to improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

An image of the use of large wood as river bank protection against erosion on the Green River.

Presentations will include descriptions, schedules and impacts of these six projects currently in the design or planning stages that include placing or naturally recruiting large wood in rivers:

Residents interested in flood risk reduction, habitat restoration, or river recreation and safety are encouraged to attend either of the two meetings to learn about these projects, ask questions or make comments. Questions? Please contact Laird O'Rollins.

More about large wood

For questions about large wood in King County rivers, please contact Nancy Faegenburg, Project Manager, River and Floodplain Management Section.