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Tolt River flood-risk reduction strategy meeting set for Dec. 12

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The King County Flood Control District will host a public meeting on Dec. 12 to present the current conditions of the Tolt River and get community feedback on proposed flood-risk reduction solutions.

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The King County Flood Control District invites residentsFlood Control Zone District Logo to a community discussion about the Tolt River on Monday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. in the Tolt Middle School Commons Room, 3740 Tolt Ave., Carnation.

The meeting will include a presentation about the current flood and erosion conditions along the Tolt River as well as proposed solutions to reduce risks from flooding, improve safety and restore habitat.

Flood District Supervisor Kathy Lambert and King County staff will be on-hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on possible solutions.  

"It has been a little over a year since we met with the community on the Tolt River Corridor Plan,” Supervisor Lambert said. “In that time, we integrated the community’s suggestions and have developed a potential Capital Investment Strategy to minimize flood risks along the Tolt River. I look forward to getting early input from those most impacted to help ensure the plan will accomplish citizens’ flood control goals most effectively."

The Flood District has been working on a draft Tolt River Corridor Capital Investment Strategy. The draft strategy includes specific recommendations to reduce flood risks and improve habitat over the coming decades, such as road and bridge alterations, levee setbacks, and acquiring floodplain property from willing sellers. The Flood District is seeking public input on the proposed solutions and project sequencing. 

For more information about the Tolt River Corridor Capital Investment Strategy, visit kingcounty.gov/rivers or contact Teresa Lewis, Snoqualmie River Basin Coordinator at 206-477-6435 or teresa.lewis@kingconty.gov.

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The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County.  The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.