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Provides recent news, reports, data, activities, grants and organizations related to the Snoqualmie-Skykomish River and the area draining into it.

May 26, 2015
King County hosts annual meetings June 9 on the use of large wood in river and habitat projects 

May 15, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Inslee declares statewide drought emergency  

May 14, 2015
Partnership celebrates completion of major Snoqualmie River habitat restoration project

Apr. 16, 2015
Amid critically low snowpacks, King County offers advice on protecting homes from wildfire

FOCUS ON THE SNOQUALMIE Photo Contest
deadline June 29, 2015

Jan. 2015
External release, NOAA
Research finds woody debris benefits fish 

Jan. 5, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Storm packs wallop: slides, flooding, some evacuations

Jul. 10, 2014
Executive Constantine supports comprehensive approach to improving water quality

Jul. 1, 2014
Enjoy (with care) King County’s lakes, rivers and Puget Sound this July 4th

Request for comment
Conceptual draft request for proposal for the sale or lease of Tall Chief Farm
Snoqualmie Valley

May 30, 2014
As weather heats up, King County urges caution around cold rivers, lakes, Sound

Notice of river closure:
Sheriff orders closure of two mile stretch of Snoqualmie River just downstream of SR-202

May 20, 2014
King County hosting two meetings June 10 on placing large wood in river projects

May 15, 2014
Fire Council earns recognition for decade-long wildfire prevention

May 8, 2014
Snoqualmie River habitat restoration project includes work to protect nearby homes, road
River closed to boating and floating near Fall City, beginning June 2

May 6, 2014
Lower Snoqualmie farmers needed for flood impact survey
May 14 workshop at Carnation Library, or online survey

Flood reduction grants
Applications due by June 15, 2014

Mar. 16, 2014
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Tolt River recedes

Mar. 16, 2014
King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain brings minor flooding on Tolt River

Mar. 13, 2014
Executive awards 27 Community Service Area grants to projects in unincorporated areas

Mar. 11, 2014
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rivers return to normal following heavy rain

Mar. 9, 2014
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase III flood alerts for Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers

Mar. 7, 2014
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rivers recede following heavy storms

Mar. 5, 2014
King County Flood Warning Center opens for minor flooding on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Feb. 14, 2014
Snoqualmie Valley farmers: Apply for farm pad assistance by March 21

2013 King County Accomplishments

Dec. 24, 2013
King County Flood Warning Center closes as Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers recede

Dec. 23, 2013
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase II flood alert for Snoqualmie River

Dec. 23, 2013
King County Flood Warning Center opens for minor flooding on Tolt River

Dec. 18, 2013
King County buys threatened Snoqualmie Valley farmland, plans to return land to farming

Nov. 5, 2013
External, NW Public Radio
Snowpack, Sea Level, And Wildlife Main Climate Change Risks In The Northwest audio

Oct. 23, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley farmland saved, rural economy boosted, under King County plan

Oct. 21, 2013
Flood season is here – are you prepared?
Emergency responders from King and Pierce counties collaborate

Facebook
King County Rivers Facebook page
(external link)

Sep. 30, 2013
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall eases and rivers begin to drop

Sep. 30, 2013
Flood Warning Center opens

King County Strategic Plan Update 
Add your ideas to the mix

Jul. 31, 2013
King County offers rural homeowners free advice for preventing wildfire
Next ‘firewise’ training is Aug. 10 as part of 2013 Northwest Citizen Corps Expo

When in Doubt Stay Out: Protect your pooch from harmful algal blooms video (external)

Jul. 8, 2013
Innovative Transfer of Development Rights would move $18 million in density credits from rural farms and forests to South Lake Union and downtown Seattle

Jun. 27, 2013
Hot weather, cold water a recipe for danger on King County rivers, lakes

Deer Creek beaver dam flood risk meeting (pdf)
Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Duvall

June 4, 2013
King County hosts two meetings June 19 on placing large wood in rivers

May 22, 2013
King County urges caution on lakes, rivers over the long Memorial Day weekend
Officials stress importance of using personal flotation devices when on open water

April 10, 2013
Short closures of King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail for fiber optic cable installation

March 13, 2013, 3 p.m.
King County closes Flood Warning Center as Snoqualmie River levels recede

March 13, 2013, 6:15 a.m.
Snoqualmie River rises to Phase II flood alert level, brings minor flooding

Dec. 3, 2012
Council adopts update of County land use policies
Strengthening protection of open space, integrating County Strategic Plan

Nov. 28, 2012
King County presents flood risk reduction strategies at December public meetings

Nov. 27, 2012
Public comment sought on County work plans for unincorporated communities

Economic Development for Small Farm/Forest Landowners (external link)
November 13, 2012 at Preston Community Center

Nov. 5, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Broken beaver dam unleashes flood near Duvall

Record Office revetment repair
Project in the City of Snoqualmie

Oct. 29, 2012
King County opens Flood Warning Center as heavy rain lifts flows on Snoqualmie River

Oct. 15, 2012
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Bird walk planned on Valley trail Oct. 20

2011 Annual Report (Acrobat pdf)
King County Noxious Weed Control Program

Oct. 1, 2012
Leaders stress preparedness, helping neighbors, as King County enters annual flood season

Customer satisfaction survey
Flood Risk Reduction Services

Facebook
King County Rivers Facebook page
(external link)

2012-2013 Flood Update (288 Kb pdf)
Flood warning information for major rivers in King County

Sept. 12, 2012
King County, PCC Farmland Trust partner to protect Snoqualmie Valley farmland

Aug. 22, 2012
King County’s innovative camping container in place at Tolt-MacDonald Park, ready for guests

Aug. 8, 2012
King County continues work to restore habitat along Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Jul. 27, 2012
Vital bridge rehab work requires long-term closure of Snoqualmie Valley Trail section

Jul. 6, 2012
King County flood risk reduction program remains among highest-rated in the nation
FEMA commends County’s continued leadership in protecting people, property from floodwaters

Jun. 29, 2012
King County kicks off river safety campaign in advance of Fourth of July holiday

May 11, 2012
King County urges caution on rivers that are high, swift, cold from big mountain snowpack

Apr. 17, 2012
King County bridges the gap in Three Forks Natural Area habitat with property purchase
Conservation and open space bond funding used to acquire 21½-acre parcel

Apr. 9, 2012
King County prepares update to flood plan for continued protection of people, property

Feb. 8, 2012
Climate Change and Salmon Recovery in the Snohomish Basin (external video)

Feb. 21, 2012 - 11p.m.
More rain brings Snoqualmie River up to Phase III flood alert level

Feb. 21, 2012 - 7p.m.
Tolt River rises to Phase III flood alert level, Snoqualmie at Phase II, as rainfall persists

Feb. 21, 2012
King County opens Flood Warning Center to monitor rivers as heavy rainfall hits region

Feb. 7, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
Residents can join planning effort for Snoqualmie Corridor recreation

Jan. 30, 2012
Flood Warning Center closes, as rain eases and Snoqualmie River flows recede

Jan. 29, 2012
Flood Warning Center opens as river levels rise

Jan. 27, 2012
King County’s residents weigh in on river management priorities through survey

Jan. 10, 2012
External article, The News Tribune
DNR develops recreation plan for Snoqualmie corridor

Jan. 6, 2012
External release, WDFW
Fishing in rivers around Puget Sound to close due to low wild steelhead returns

Jan. 4, 2012
External article, Int'l Water Power & Dam Construction
Snoqualmie Falls: One man’s vision

Firewise presentation at Fall City Library, Jan. 25, 2012
Learn how to make your home and property more resistant to wildfire

Dec. 29, 2011
King County closes Flood Warning Center as Snoqualmie River flows recede

Dec. 28, 2011
King County opens Flood Warning Center as Snoqualmie River rises from heavy rain

Dec. 5, 2011
External opinion, The Columbian
In Our View: Victories for Nature
Washington state benefits from actions taken by federal government

Dec. 8, 2011
External article, SnoValley Star
County weed board seeks new members

Nov. 17, 2011
King County research of river conditions to help public safety, habitat on Tolt River

Fall 2011
New flood phases on Cedar, Tolt rivers
King County has adjusted the flood phases on the Cedar and Tolt rivers to more accurately reflect observed flooding impacts during high river flows. Flood Alerts will be issued using the latest flood phase thresholds.

Sept. 30, 2011
Flood Awareness Month gains urgency as potential exists for second La Nina winter

Sept. 30, 2011
Two King County organizations honored with first-ever Executive’s Awards for Community Preparedness

Sept. 18, 2011
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Growing the future, saving the soil; Author draws attention to Snoqualmie Valley farms' mission for change

Sept. 14, 2011
King County Parks picks cargo container eco-camping design: Economical, comfortable
A new overnight camping structure to be built from winning design

Sept. 2, 2011
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Fall City man rescues rafter, suffers heart attack
"She was wearing a life vest, thank God," Sweet said, and Holl added, "It saved her life."

Sept. 2, 2011
Final restoration work at Chinook Bend Natural Area requires closure starting Sept. 6

Aug. 19, 2011
County’s smart growth agreement protects open space ‘emerald necklace’ around Sammamish
Transfer of Development Rights agreement will protect 700-plus acres in the Patterson Creek watershed

June 30, 2011
Access limited during restoration work at King County’s Chinook Bend Natural Area

June 3, 2011
Logjam, fallen trees pose hazards on stretch of lower Tolt River

June 3, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Lifejackets could be mandatory to wear this summer on some King County rivers

June 2, 2011
Summer-long requirement proposed for wearing of life vests on rivers in unincorporated King County
Higher risk to public safety due to unusually heavy snowmelt and changes in river dynamics caused by turbulent flood season

May, 2011
Spanning logs and logjam on Tolt River downstream of SR 203 bridge

May 26, 2011
External report, KUOW Weekday
How Do We Prevent Flood Damage Here? audio

May 25, 2011
External article, Auburn Reporter
King County officials on high alert: Beware of high, swift, cold rivers

May 25, 2011
Spring 2011 brings extra risks for people playing in dangerously fast, cold rivers

May 24, 2011
June 7 workshop offers tips to horse owners for creating efficient property layouts

May 6, 2011
County offers free workshops to help residents tackle tough noxious weeds
Agencies, landowners asked to help stop spread of invasive and noxious plants, including garlic mustard, invasive knotweed and giant hogweed

April 2011
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum news
Get outdoors for habitat restoration and other projects

Mar. 30, 2011, 9 p.m.
Controlled releases from dam expected to push Green River to Phase II flood alert level

Mar. 30, 2011, 3:50 p.m.
Snoqualmie River up to Phase III flood alert; as rain continues in portions of King County

Mar. 30, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
Tolt River rises to Phase III flood alert level; King County monitoring rain-swollen rivers

Mar. 30, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Snoqualmie River rises to Phase II flood alert level; wet weather continues in King County

Mar. 30, 2011. 8:30 a.m.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising Tolt River flows

Mar. 14, 2011
King County offers free ‘naturescaping’ seminar, native plant salvage near Fall City

Mar.-Apr. 2011
External article, Water Efficiency
Epitome of Efficiency
Water reuse is attracting large engineering and manufacturing companies as its implementation expands.

Mar. 9, 2011
External article, SnoValley Star
State Legislature saves flood control district funding

Feb. 27, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Fast-growing Snoqualmie: two tales of one city

Feb. 11, 2011
Help available for farmers interested in building, repairing livestock-saving farm pads
King County schedules Feb. 28 meeting in Preston to offer advice, technical help

Notice of potential boating hazard:Middle Fork Snoqualmie River between Tanner and confluence with North Fork (“Club Stretch”)

Feb. 7, 2011
Safety upgrades to Snoqualmie Valley Trail require long-term closure in Carnation

Jan. 26, 2011
King County closes Flood Warning Center as last of the rain-swollen river flows subside

Jan. 21, 2011 - 10:30 p.m.
Cedar River rises to Phase III flood alert
Green river remains at Phase III flood alert level, Tolt at Phase II

Jan. 21, 2011 - 2:25 p.m.
More rain brings Tolt River to Phase II flood alert level; King County monitoring flows
Green River also rising to Phase III flood alert level with dam releases

Jan 17, 2011 - 9:45 a.m.
Cedar River climbs to Phase IV flood alert
Snoqualmie, Green rivers still seeing moderate flooding in areas

Jan 17, 2011 - 4:15 a.m.
Cedar River climbs to Phase III flood alert
Snoqualmie, Green rivers also experiencing moderate flooding in areas

Jan 16, 2011 - 8 p.m.
Cedar River rises to Phase II flood alert
Snoqualmie, Green rivers remain at Phase III flood alert levels

Jan 16, 2011 - 11:30 a.m.
Tolt River up to Phase III flood alert level as heavy rain continues in King County
King County Flood Warning monitoring rising rivers

Jan 16, 2011 - 3:50 a.m.
Pineapple Express delivering heavy rain; Snoqualmie River at Phase III flood alert level
King County Flood Warning Center continues to monitor rising rivers

Jan 16, 2011 - 12:30 a.m.
Flood Warning Center opens as river levels rise
Heavy rainfall brings Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers into Phase II flood alert level

Jan 15, 2011 - 10 a.m.
Flood Warning Center closes as river flows drop
Rain later today could lead to re-opening for flood monitoring coordination

Jan. 14, 2011
External article, The News Tribune
Heavy rain could lead to flooding in area rivers

Jan. 14, 2011 - 12:30 a.m.
Snoqualmie River rises to Phase II flood alert level; wet weather continues in King County

Jan. 13, 2011, 1 p.m.
King County opens Flood Warning Center as persistent rain brings high flows to Tolt River

Jan. 11, 2011
Nature calls: Help King County Parks plant vegetation, maintain backcountry trails

Jan. 7, 2011 - 10 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center closes after minor high-flow event on Tolt River

Jan. 7, 2011 - 5:45 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising Tolt River flows

Maintenance of agricultural drainages in the Snoqualmie Valley New
Notice of Action under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Dec. 14, 2010
Land use policies help limit damage from landslides and flooding during weekend flooding
Continued investment still needed to prevent sewer overflows; Executive praises personal preparedness and self-reliance of residents

Dec. 13, 2010 - 10:30 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center closing as river flows continue to drop

Dec. 13, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Howard Hanson Dam water releases bring Green River to Phase III Flood Alert
Flood water mostly to affect agricultural areas upstream of Auburn; Tolt, Snoqualmie receding, but water taking time to move through system

Dec. 12, 2010 - 2 p.m.
Minor flooding expected along middle Green River as King County continues flood response
Tolt up to Phase IV, Snoqualmie still at Phase III flood alert level

Dec. 12, 2010 - 9:45 a.m.
Snoqualmie River rises to Phase III flood alert level as rain continues to pound King County
Tolt River also at Phase III; Flood Warning Center monitoring rivers countywide

Dec. 12, 2010 - 4:35 a.m.
Rain pushes Tolt River to Phase III flood alert level, Snoqualmie River rises to Phase II

Dec. 12, 2010 - 2:40 a.m.
King County opens Flood Warning Center as heavy rain brings flood flows to Tolt River

Dec. 10, 2010
King County prepared for wet weather, urges citizens to get ready, stay ready
King County Flood Alerts helps people stay safe during flood season

Dec. 2, 2010
King County flood preparedness videos available in multiple languages

Nov. 30, 2010
External report, Marketplace
Insurance companies have no doubts about global warming

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound
First major update to the Shoreline Master Program since the late 1970s provides essential support for survival of salmon and orca

Nov. 23, 2010
External article, SnoValley Star
After uncertain future, flood control district passes 2011 budget

Nov. 22, 2010
King County adopts flood control budget
2011 wet season forecasted

Nov. 12, 2010
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Kathy Lambert honored by King Conservation District

Nov. 4, 2010
Brief phone survey of King County floodplain residents aimed at improving safety

Nov. 2, 2010
Two-day closure of Snoqualmie Valley Trail in North Bend for bridge repairs, Nov. 17-18

Nov. 1, 2010 - 11 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center closes after minor flood event on Snoqualmie River

Nov. 1, 2010 - 9:30 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising Snoqualmie River flows

Oct. 31, 2010
External column, Seattle Times
Recession, not water creates new King County flood crisis

Oct. 21, 2010
King County watersheds share $1.5 million in salmon habitat protection, restoration grants

Oct. 10, 2010
King County Flood Warning Center closes after minor flood event along Tolt River

Oct. 10, 2010
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising Tolt River flows

Oct. 10, 2010
External report, KIRO TV
King Co Flood Warning Center Monitoring Tolt River

Oct. 7, 2010
Ag Commission exploring paths to secure bright future for King County farmers
Oct. 14 meeting in the Snoqualmie Valley encourages farmer-consumer dialogue

Oct. 5, 2010
County leaders mark 50 years of flood warning services, urge preparedness
Floodplain residents encouraged to make safety plans, sign up for flood alerts

Sept. 29, 2010
Learn about managing pastures, paddocks at free workshops in Preston-Fall City area
Sound management of livestock areas can save money, help the environment

Sept. 25, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
More schools trying to serve Washington-grown food — but it isn't easy

Sept. 22, 2010
King County uses horsepower to move wood in Carnation
Hooves, not heavy equipment, used for low-impact work on channel reconnection project near Camp Gilead

Sept. 21, 2010
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
La Niña’s back: Prepare now for Snoqualmie River flooding

Sept. 20, 2010
Safety repairs to bridge means 3-week closure of Snoqualmie Valley Trail in North Bend

Aug. 26, 2010
Snoqualmie Valley farmland protected by King County development rights program
Executive supports protection of more rural farmlands that provide fresh produce to urban farmers markets

July 30, 2010
Be Responsible With Summer Fun on the Water

July 27, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
The Real Worth: Puget Sound

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality, protect habitat

July 6, 2010
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection in Snoqualmie, July 23-25

June 30, 2010
King County-Carnation partnership leads to new trail with safe access to park, regional trails

June 28, 2010
King County knotweed class July 14 helps North Bend-area landowners tame plant

June 11, 2010
Cold waters and warm weather make for increased drowning risk
Sixteen adult drowning deaths in 2009; no child deaths in two years

Maintenance of agricultural drainages in the Snoqualmie Valley
Notice of determination of non-significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

June 9, 2010
External report, KIRO TV
Creek Flooding Farm, Roads Near Snoqualmie

Bucket excavatorFree training: agricultural drainage maintenance best practices
for farmers and excavators, June 3, 2010

April 23, 2010
Snoqualmie Valley forests at risk as patch of noxious weed garlic mustard found

April 9, 2010
External column, Seattle Times
Dams, dikes and dredging: Can we 'fix' our rivers?

April 1, 2010
King County Flood Control District hazard mitigation draft plan available for review
Public comments are invited on potential hazards and mitigation plans

Feb. 5, 2010
Constantine to kick off tour of King County communities with visit to cities in Snoqualmie Valley
Visits part of commitment to hear from communities about key issues

Feb. 1, 2010
Learn what to do before, during and after a flood

Jan. 26, 2010
Learn about managing pastures, paddocks at free workshops in Preston-Fall City area
Sound management of livestock areas can save money, help the environment

Jan. 14, 2010
King County Flood Warning Center closes as Tolt River levels drop

Jan. 14, 2010
King County opens Flood Warning Center as Tolt River levels rise

Jan. 12, 2010
External opinion, Seattle Times
New-school techniques to minimize flooding at Mount Rainier and elsewhere

Jan. 4, 2010
External article, SnoValley Star
King County seeks public input on proposed rules for wood placement in rivers

Dec. 31, 2009
King County cautions boaters of navigational hazard on Snoqualmie River

Dec. 15, 2009
King County watersheds share $2.6 million in state grants for salmon habitat protection, restoration

Dec. 11, 2009
Bitter cold freezes pipe, causes small overflow in Carnation

Dec. 4, 2009
Special, no-cost pesticides collection for farmers and small businesses preparing for floods

Nov. 17, 2009
Minor flooding along Tolt, Snoqualmie as King County monitoring rain-swollen rivers

Nov. 17, 2009
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor Snoqualmie River flooding

Nov. 13, 2009
King County adds new alert system to public safety tools for flood season

Nov. 5, 2009
Web site provides one-stop shopping for sandbag distribution sites in King County

Oct. 31, 2009
King County Flood Warning Center closes following brief, minor flood event on Snoqualmie

Oct. 26, 2009 - 9:15 a.m.
King County Flood Warning Center opens as Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers rise on heavy rains

Oct. 1, 2009
Flood Awareness Month highlights need for residents to prepare across King County

Sept. 24, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Take a harvest tour of King County farms

Sept. 9, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Valley residents fear dam-lowering project

July 31, 2009
Snoqualmie River at Chinook Bend Natural Area open to public as habitat project moves forward

Jul. 14, 2009
Busy flood levee construction season gets under way along King County rivers
Ambitious work schedule follows emergency repairs from winter storms

Jul. 2, 2009
Presentation to offer a glimpse of Carnation’s prehistoric past

Jun. 16, 2009
Proposed open space charter amendment subject of June 22 meeting in Snoqualmie

Jun. 16, 2009
Vital habitat restoration work means no access to King County’s Chinook Bend Natural Area
No access to natural area and adjacent Snoqualmie River during summer work

Jun. 11, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Tolt-MacDonald Park is Carnation's watery wonderland

Jun. 5, 2009
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River reopens after emergency work to relocate dangerous trees

Jun. 3, 2009
Tolt River floodplain project gears up for final phase to restore habitat, sustain levee

May 29, 2009
Dangerous Snoqualmie River stretch still closed

May 28, 2009
Learn more about proposed open space charter amendment at upcoming public meetings
June 15 at 7 p.m. - Redmond Regional Library

May 21, 2009
Safety concerns lead to temporary closure of access to Snoqualmie River middle fork

Apr. 20, 2009
Partnership developing to preserve habitat, working forest in Raging River headwaters

Apr. 15, 2009
External opinion, SnoValley Star
Pratt River, Middle Fork get preservation nod

Mar. 24, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
March 31 is deadline to apply for storm-damage assistance

Mar. 19, 2009
External article, King 5 News
Reclaimed water adds life to Carnation wetland video

Mar. 18, 2009
Reclaimed water adds life to Chinook Bend wetland

Mar. 17, 2009
External article, SnoValley Star
County forms ideas to help with flooding

Mar. 13, 2009
‘Senseless’ vandalism causes thousands in damage to popular King County yurts

Mar. 10, 2009
Farm pad meeting coming to Snoqualmie Valley

Mar. 10, 2009
King County Agricultural and Forestry Program recipient of King Conservation District’s “Rock Award”
Awards program spotlights programs, municipalities and individuals

Feb. 9, 2009
Learn more about Chinook Bend restoration at a public meeting, Feb. 18 in Carnation

Jan. 31, 2009
FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center In King County

Jan. 31, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Flooding victims in 8 counties can request federal help

Jan. 30, 2009
Presidential declaration of disaster issued for flood event in King County

Jan. 27, 2009
External article, King 5 News
King County farms left scarred by winter storms video

Jan. 27, 2009
King County residents affected by flooding can receive vouchers for free flood debris disposal

Jan. 22, 2009
King County checking for more flood damage as emergency levee repair work is completed

Jan. 12, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
King County to open flood-damage hotline

Jan. 12, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
As nature's buffers disappear, flooding becomes routine in Puget Sound region

Jan. 11, 2009
King County crews make progress opening and repairing flood-damage roads and levees
Flood Warning Center closes as river levels drop

Jan. 10, 2009
Damage assessment and debris removal begin as flooding recedes
King County and city officials help residents clean up flood debris

Jan. 10, 2009
Emergency repairs under way to flood-damaged levees
Safety information available for citizens returning to damaged homes

Jan. 9, 2009
Historic flows, significant road and structure damage visible as King County Executive tours flood damaged communities

Jan. 9, 2009
Record flows on Tolt River near Carnation, possible severe damage to two levees
Crests on other rivers raise hopes of increased access in other areas

Jan. 8, 2009
Flooding cuts off residents in East King County
Levee upgrades, farm pads keeping residents and animals safer this year

Jan. 7, 2009
Residents, motorists urged to stay safe as King County experiences historic flooding

Jan. 7, 2009
Green, Cedar river levels climb; dangerous levels persist on Tolt, Snoqualmie

Jan. 4, 2009
SnoValley Star
King County to restore salmon habitats

Dec. 12, 2008
Next phase of habitat restoration work starts soon at Snoqualmie River’s Chinook Bend

Farming Survey:
What's the future of agriculture in King County?

Nov. 20, 2008
Next phase of habitat restoration work starts soon at Snoqualmie River’s Chinook Bend

Nov. 17, 2008
Report flood damage to telephone hotline until Tuesday Online form available thereafter

Nov. 14, 2008
Online form available for victims of flooding to report damages

Nov. 13, 2008
Green River flows climb; Snoqualmie River very high near Carnation

Nov. 12, 2008
King County Executive Ron Sims declares a local proclamation of emergency

Nov. 12, 2008
King County Flood Warning Center continues monitoring high river flows

Nov. 12, 2008
Rain pushes Tolt River to Phase IV flood alert level

Nov. 12, 2008
Rain-swollen Snoqualmie River rises to Phase IV flood alert level

Oct. 8, 2008
King County Transfers 1,491 Acres of Forestland to DNR
Revenue from DNR management of parcel in Raging River area will help support King County services

Oct. 7, 2008
Workshop for floodplain farmers set for Oct. 28
King County workshop covers flood preparedness, farm pads, other topics

Aug. 20, 2008
Tolt River restoration project nears halfway mark as King County, Seattle improve habitat and park

Aug. 7, 2008
External video, KING 5 News
Tolt River getting new, more natural banks

July 16, 2008
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Appeals court dumps critical areas ordinance

July 11, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Puget Sound: We're the polluters

July 11, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
County's dilemma: Cut trees or lose federal funds
Greenery on Washington levees must go, feds say

July 9, 2008
Benefiting fish, families and flood protection, Tolt River floodplain project gets under way

CAO Ruling FAQ

July 8, 2008
King County farmers get flexibility to protect equipment, stock with new rules in flood areas

June 25, 2008
Flood levee repairs get under way throughout King County
First 55 projects undertaken by countywide Flood Control Zone District

June 2, 2008
Community, King County celebrate completion of Carnation wastewater treatment plant

Feb. 6, 2008
King County farmers would get new flood protection with task force proposals

Feb. 2, 2008
King County issues emergency proclamation to help residents
Opens door for rapid response to heavy snowfall

Dec. 20, 2007
King County watersheds share $8.3 million in state funds for salmon habitat protection, restoration

Yurts on the Snoqualmie River at Tolt-MacDonald Park

Nov. 28, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Gone steelheadin': Anglers brave cold weather for elusive fish

Oct. 30, 2007
King County's Flood Warning Center poised for duty as winter weather arrives

Oct. 26, 2007
Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement under way
Volunteers needed for additional habitat work in November, December

Sept. 28, 2007
Sims pleased with best-in-nation flood honor, but ‘won’t rest easy’ until aging levees are repaired
October is ‘Flood Awareness Month', King County residents urged to prepare

Aug. 22, 2007
Local Conservation Excellence Recognized (Acrobat PDF)

Aug. 18, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Couple's common-sense conservation work lauded

July 30, 2007
Snoqualmie Valley farmers get tools to protect against winter flooding

Aug. 6, 2007
Safely dispose household hazardous waste; Wastemobile in Snoqualmie Aug. 24-26

July 27, 2007
Short stretch of Preston-Snoqualmie Trail closed during construction activity

July 20, 2007
Wastemobile in Duvall Aug. 10-12

Jun. 27, 2007
Five Snoqualmie Watershed restoration projects get $170,000

June 21, 2007
Public gets two extra weeks to review, comment on King County’s proposed shoreline management rules

Jun. 13, 2007
External News, Seattle P-I
Residents reluctant to leave the Raging River

Jun. 8, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Sick kids to "hike, fish and raise a little hell" at Carnation site

May 8, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound steelhead declared "threatened"

May 7, 2007
Executive Sims' statement on steelhead listing

Apr. 27, 2007
King County wants to rip out noxious weed problem by the roots
King County Noxious Weed Program offering free workshops for landowners

Apr. 20, 2007
It doesn’t get any fresher: Farmers markets opening for business across King County

Apr.16, 2007
Sims' plan to repair levees moves forward

Apr.11, 2007
Safety improvements lead to brief closure of trestle on King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Mar.24, 2007
Phase III flood alert level on Snoqualmie River as King County continues to monitor high flows

Mar.24, 2007
Tolt River reaches Phase IV flood alert level as King County Flood continues monitoring flows

Mar.23, 2007
King County Flood Warning Center opens as Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers rise from heavy rainfall

Mar.13, 2007
Lower Tolt River restoration project public meeting April 5 in Carnation

Mar.13, 2007
Hmong farmers need home gardeners’ help

Mar. 12, 2007, 6:30 a.m.
Snoqualmie River reaches Phase III flood alert level

Mar. 11, 2007, 10 p.m.
Snoqualmie joins Tolt River at Phase II flood alert

Mar. 11, 2007, 12:30 p.m.
King County activates Flood Warning Center as Tolt River passes Phase II flood alert level

Feb. 27, 2007
Save the environment one plant at a time

Jan. 26, 2007
King County hosts public workshop in Carnation on shoreline management review, Feb. 5

Jan. 24, 2007
Windstorm effects linger as 2-mile section of Preston-Snoqualmie Trail remains closed

Jan. 16, 2007
King County's flood protection gets boost from County Council's unanimous vote

Dec. 12, 2006
King County watersheds get $1.5 million from state for salmon habitat conservation, restoration

Dec. 4, 2006
Fall City’s Olive Taylor Quigley Park gets new historical interpretive signs

Nov. 27, 2006
New information available about Carnation treatment plant project

Nov. 13, 2006
Upper Preston Road Free Shuttle

Nov. 9, 2006
Preston road collapses into Raging River

Nov. 9, 2006, 4:30pm
Sims proposes to waive disposal fees for residents with flood damage

Nov. 9, 2006, 2:30pm
River flows dropping, flood patrol teams monitoring rivers

Nov. 9, 2006, 7:30am
Planned water releases continue

Nov. 8, 2006, 7:30am
Dangerous conditions persist even as river levels drop

Nov. 7, 2006, 9:45pm
Executive Sims visits flooded areas in King County

Nov. 7, 2006, 4:45pm
Need for residents to report flood damages

Nov. 7, 2006, 4:15pm
Flood levels rise on Cedar, Green rivers

Nov. 7, 2006, 2pm
Sims: Heavy rain, historic flooding underscore need for flood-protection upgrades

Nov. 7, 2006, 12:45pm
Record flows recorded on Snoqualmie, Water danger moving downriver

Nov. 7, 2006, 8am
Flooding in North Bend causes additional poll closure

Nov. 7, 2006, 7:15am
Morning brings some flood relief to Upper Snoqualmie Valley – but major flood impacts remain

Nov. 6, 2006, 9:25pm
Snoqualmie Valley tops flood concerns in King County

Nov. 6, 2006, 6:25pm
Evacuation in two neighborhoods as water tops Reif Road levee near North Bend

Nov. 6, 2006, 4pm
King County Executive issues emergency proclamation due to river system flooding

Nov. 6, 2006, 2:40pm
Major flooding expected as heavy rain pushes Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers to Phase IV flood alert

Nov. 3, 2006,
King County ready to protect people, property from floodwaters

Oct. 31, 2006
King County improving access to Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Oct. 30, 2006
Sims: Predictions of warmer, wetter winters heighten need for flood-protection upgrades

Oct. 2, 2006
As flood season nears, Sims encourages residents in flood-prone areas to prepare for rising waters
Executive also reiterates need to shore up aging levee system

Sept. 26, 2006
8th annual Harvest Celebration

Sept. 1, 2006
External link, Seattle P-I
State's freshwater fish tainted, study says
Chemical used in flame retardants is culprit

Aug. 31, 2006
Farmers, rural home-based businesses enjoy more flexibility under proposed code changes

Aug. 16, 2006
External link, King County Journal
Water test turns Snoqualmie River red

Aug. 16, 2006
External link, Seattle Times
The dye is cast to learn about a river's "fever"

Aug. 10, 2006
New access coming to Three Forks 'Old School Site'

Executive Proposed 2006 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan
Water and Land Resources Division

July 6, 2006
Celebration in Carnation as construction on city's first treatment plant gets under way

June 28, 2006
External link, Seattle Times
Perilous stretch of Snoqualmie River is closed

June 12, 2006
Road projects in Cherry Valley
Culvert replacements to reduce flooding, enable better fish passage

May 30, 2006
King County offers noxious weed workshop to Snoqualmie Valley pasture owners, June 8

May 17, 2006
June 1 workshop set to discuss tactics for fighting invasive knotweed infestation on So. Fork Snoqualmie

May 16, 2006
King County, Girl Scout land-preservation deal earns 'innovative conservation' award

Small Farm Expo
March 18 at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw

Feb. 9, 2006
King County offers volunteer opportunities on trail, environmental restoration projects

Feb. 2, 2006
King County hosts draft flood hazard management plan meetings Feb. 13 in North Bend, Feb. 16 in Auburn

Jan. 30, 2006
King County closes Flood Warning Center as river levels drop

Jan. 30, 2006
Heavy weekend rainfall results in Tolt River phase two flood warning

Jan. 18, 2006
King County uses development rights transfer to protect 438-acre Carnation Girl Scout Camp

Jan. 12, 2006
King County responding to wet weather, flooding

Jan. 11, 2006, 4:30 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center monitoring flows as Green, White rivers stay at Phase Three alert status

Jan. 10, 2006
Jan. 25 meeting set to discuss new flood maps, flood study for lower Snoqualmie, Skykomish rivers

Jan. 10, 2006, 7 a.m.
Heavy rain triggers flood alerts for Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers; King County activates Flood Warning Center

Dec. 29, 2005
King County Agriculture Commission seeks applicants for five seats

Dec. 29, 2005
Building on a rural property? King County can help with the new guidelines

Oct. 19, 2005
Best in the nation floodplain management rating

Oct. 5, 2005
Sims encourages residents in flood-prone areas to prepare for rising rivers

Sept.20, 2005
King County's 2005 Harvest Celebration Farm Tour kicks off with events for children

August 17, 2005
Convenient Assistance on Rural Stewardship Planning
this fall in Black Diamond and Carnation

July 26, 2005
External link, King County Journal
`Rural Majority' working to protect land, quality of life

July 15, 2005
External link, Capital Press
Rural King County residents asked to help plan future

June 30, 2005
Low river levels can create hazardous conditions - King County discourages illegal bridge jumping

June 21, 2005
Learn how to fight green invaders King County offers Noxious Weed Workshop for rural landowners

June 1, 2005
Snoqualmie Valley Trail Bridge to close for repair

May 17, 2005
King County offers rural stewardship workshops

Introduction to Rural Stewardship Planning Workshop
Thursday, May 26 in Carnation

April 28, 2005
'Do salmon grow on trees?' Find out as King County, fly fishing club unveil new educational signs at Griffin Creek

April 18, 2005
County has new design for Tolt Bridge replacement

Naturescaping on Horse Farms
Saturday, April 16th (external link, scroll down to view)

April 1, 2005
Snoqualmie Valley farmers take lead on habitat improvements that help farms and fish

April 1, 2005
Parks foundation steps forward to help repair washed out Snoqualmie Valley Trail

March 30, 2005
Washout claims 120 feet of Snoqualmie Valley Trail

March 14, 2005
Sims hires rural liaison

March 10, 2005
Woodinville-area workshop aims to help farm and horse owners work with new regulations

March 9, 2005
'Global warming-like' conditions prompt Sims to lay out King County's immediate, future water planning efforts
Executive says King County won't hesitate to enact drought-response plan

Feb. 28, 2005
King County seeks volunteers for tree-planting events in the Snoqualmie Valley

Feb. 25, 2005
Small Farm Expo on March 19 puts tools for success in the hands of small acreage landowners

Feb. 10, 2005
Students bend steel for salmon: Snoqualmie Valley Trail gets last of three public art installations

» Critical Areas Package - CAO Resources
Aquatic Areas Fact Sheet

Dec. 13, 2004
City property chosen for site of Carnation wastewater treatment plant
County to seek grants to reduce costs to local ratepayers

Dec. 2, 2004
King County, business and conservation partners celebrate Snoqualmie Forest preservation

2:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2004
(external link, Taking Winter by Storm)
Flood conditions improving in the Snoqualmie Valley

6:15 a.m. Nov. 25, 2004
(external link, Taking Winter by Storm)
River flooding continues to impact Snoqualmie Valley

10 a.m. Nov. 24, 2004
(external link, Taking Winter by Storm)
With more rain to come, King County keeping eye on rising rivers

Nov. 10, 2004
StormReady designation rewards King County's nationally-acclaimed work serving flood-prone areas

Nov. 2, 2004
Flood conditions begin to ease in Snoqualmie Valley

Nov. 2, 2004
King County issues first flood alerts of the season

Oct. 22, 2004
Sims supports Carnation sewer plan; Fosters well-planned growth

Oct. 13, 2004
Put down roots on the Snoqualmie River at three planting events this fall.

Sept. 30, 2004
With flood season on the way, Sims encourages residents to keep families safe

Sept. 29, 2004
Snoqualmie community, agencies celebrate expected relief from destructive floodwaters

Aug. 26, 2004
Community open house Sept. 9 on decision process, factors for Carnation wastewater treatment facility

Aug. 25, 2004
Concerned about flooding issues? King County schedules workshops to gather public input on flood plan update

Sep. 2, 2004
Sims signs extraordinary Snoqualmie Forest preservation agreement of national merit

Aug 31, 2004
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Snoqualmie Falls viewscape preserved from development

Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment
What King County is Doing

Measuring for Results
Natural Resources and Parks Second Annual Performance Measures Report.

Jul. 12, 2004
Interested in floodplain issues? King County seeks property owners, stakeholders for floodplain advisory committee

Jun. 24, 2004
Public urged to comment on impact statement for Carnation wastewater treatment facilities

Jun. 18, 2004
Unique blend of art, school kids, government and community spawns Art for Salmon project in Snoqualmie Valley

Jun. 10, 2004
King County's Clark receives national award for flood hazard reduction efforts

Jun. 3, 2004
Students, salmon and art come together on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Apr. 30, 2004
King County partners with paddlers to improve Snoqualmie River whitewater access

Apr. 19, 2004
Tours scheduled May 1 at Stillwater Wildlife Area about wetland enhancement proposal

Mar. 12, 2004
Previously flood-prone Fall City neighborhood benefits from King County drainage improvement project

Feb. 20, 2004
Flood map work begins in March

Feb. 19, 2004
King County Seeks Volunteers for Tree-Planting Events in the Snoqualmie Valley

Feb. 10, 2004
Executive Sims transmits plan to protect more than 600 flood-prone homes in upper Snoqualmie Valley

Nov. 14, 2003
King County looking for help to find source of illegal septic dumping in Snoqualmie Valley

Oct. 24, 2003
King County's efforts to reduce flood hazards helped protect people and property from record-setting rainstorm

Oct. 23, 2003
King County sets first public volunteer event at Three Forks Natural Area

Oct. 9, 2003
King County seeks volunteers for restoration projects along Snoqualmie River

Oct. 2, 2003
Executive Sims cautions that now is the time to prepare for flood season

May. 22, 2003
It's time to get fresh: Farmers Market season is here

May 7, 2003
Salmon recovery projects in King County awarded $2.6 million in grants

May. 6, 2003
Agencies invite landowner participation in lower Snoqualmie River flood hazard reduction program

Mar. 5, 2003
Help improve salmon habitat along the Snoqualmie River

Feb. 12, 2003
King County seeks volunteers for salmon restoration projects along Snoqualmie River

Feb. 1, 2003 - 7:00 a.m.
Snoqualmie River crests at Carnation, numerous roads closed

Jan. 31, 2003 - 9:00 p.m.
Weather improving but flooding continues on Snoqualmie River

Jan. 31, 2003 - 4:00 p.m.
Snoqualmie River remains at Phase III flood status

Jan. 31, 2003 - 9:00 a.m.
Snoqualmie River flood status upgraded to Phase III

Jan. 31, 2003 - 2:00 a.m.
Phase II Flood Warning for Snoqualmie & Tolt Rivers

Jan. 30, 2003
King County, Corps of Engineers, Snoqualmie sign agreement on flood reduction project

Jan. 27, 2003 - 9:45 a.m.
Flood Warning Center closes as river levels drop

Jan. 26, 2003 - 9:00 p.m.
Flood conditions continue to ease in the Snoqualmie Valley

Jan. 26, 2003 - 4:00 p.m.
Flooding continues in the Snoqualmie Valley

Jan. 26, 2003 - 11:00 a.m.
Snoqualmie River flooding now in Phase III

Jan. 26, 2003 - 7:00 a.m.
King County Flood Warning Center open to monitor Snoqualmie Valley rivers

Nov. 20, 2002, 6:00 a.m.
Flood waters receding on Snoqualmie River

Nov. 19, 2002, 6:00 p.m.
Phase Three Flood Alert issued for Snoqualmie River

Nov. 19, 2002, 12:20 p.m.
Tolt River crests, Snoqualmie River continues to rise

Nov. 19, 2002, 7:30 a.m.
First flood of season in East King County

October 25, 2002
Time to prepare for flood season

September 18, 2002
Sims recommends protection of ecological lands
Protection of habitat lands critical to endangered fish and other wildlife that represent high priorities along the Snoqualmie River and Patterson Creek.

July 24, 2002
Ames Lake Forest Saved Through Transfer of Development Rights Program

July 3, 2002
Riverbank excavation project designed to relieve chronically flooded City of Snoqualmie

June 6, 2002
River users cautioned to plan ahead before taking the plunge

Go to FEMA flood map revision memo - Carnation areaMay 1, 2002
FEMA flood map revision in the Carnation area (299 Kb Acrobat file)

April 14, 2002 9:00 a.m.
Moderate Flooding on Snoqualmie River; several roads closed

January 8, 2002 6:15 a.m.
King County issues Phase Three flood alert for Snoqualmie River

January 7, 2002 5:15 p.m.
Flood conditions improve as Tolt crests, Snoqualmie shows signs of stabilizing

January 7, 2002 8:30 a.m.
County Responds to First Flood of New Year

Land and Water steward training: applications due February 22, 2002

November 16, 2001, 9:20 p.m.
Rivers crest, but King County continues to monitor storm impacts

November 15, 2001, 12:00 noon
Snoqualmie River conditions improving, many County roads still closed

November 14, 2001, 11:15 a.m.
Snoqualmie River reaches Phase III flooding

November 14, 2001, 8:23 a.m.
King County Flood Warning Center issues a Phase Two Alert for Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers in East King County

October 3, 2002
Sims King County seeks volunteers to plant alongside Snoqualmie River

October 26, 2001
Help restore chinook salmon habitat along the Snoqualmie River
Chinook Bend Park

October 26, 2001
North Bend meeting set to present flood mapping project

October 4, 2001
Help restore riverside habitat along the Snoqualmie River
Tolt-MacDonald Park

July 14, 2001
(External Link, South County Journal)
Swimming holes block spawning salmon - Building a dam can lead to a $5,000 fine, up to year in jail

July 11, 2001
(External Link, Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Last, best salmon rivers are listed
Study finds places that can be saved

June 18, 2001
(External Link, Seattle Times)
Big aquifer whets thirst of water suppliers

May 23, 2001
Last chance to save Tollgate Farm in Upper Snoqualmie Valley

May 9, 2001
(External Link, Seattle Post Intelligencer)
King County buys riverfront land to protect salmon habitat

April 25, 2001
Proposal would help raise homes and other structures downstream of Corps' Snoqualmie flood control project

Snoqualmie River Alive and Well
King County Executive Ron Sims, civic and community leaders declare the Snoqualmie River to be thriving as a result of their collective efforts to protect the rural character and control sprawl in this rural area.

January 25, 2001
County boosts support to Friends of Trail
Snoqualmie Valley Record

January 2, 2001
Meeting will consider ways to ease downstream impacts of Snoqualmie River channel excavation

October 18, 2000
Calling all Snoqualmie-area volunteers to Carnation:
Help restore habitat at Tolt-MacDonald Park or Chinook Bend

August 17, 2000
Snoqualmie River bank project to protect property and fish

June 13, 2000
Snoqualmie flooding subsides

June 12, 2000
Snoqualmie flood update

June 12, 2000
Media Advisory:Summer Floods

King County to hold public meeting on Snoqualmie flood control plan, March 28

Public Health Alert, March 8, 2000
Ames Creek & Snoqualmie River: Manure in stream may pose risk to the public's health

New drainage service fixes flooding of Mount Si Road