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2018 DNRP news releases

29
DEC

King County Flood Warning Center closing as flows drop on Tolt, upper Snoqualmie rivers
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, following a brief opening to closely watch high flows from heavy rainfall along the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers. Workers will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

29
DEC

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, after steady rainfall brought minor flooding to the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers.

20
DEC

With 365 acres saved in December, King County and partners wrap up a big year conserving vital and at-risk open spaces
Five open space preservation projects near or in Issaquah, Enumclaw, Bothell and on Vashon Island are capping a busy year for King County’s land conservation efforts. In the face of rapid population growth and development pressure, the County took bold steps geared toward hastening open space investments and access in 2018, topped by the launch of the King County Land Conservation Initiative.

18
DEC

Power outage during windstorm leads to overflow at King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station
About 130,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into Puget Sound from a King County pump station that was affected by a power outage during a Dec. 14 windstorm.

4
DEC

Open house in Algona Dec. 12 to focus on design of new solid waste and recycling transfer station
King County’s Solid Waste Division will host a community open house in Algona on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss the design of a new solid waste and recycling transfer station that will replace a facility in operation for over 50 years, and include new services for disposal of recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

21
NOV

King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station celebrates Platinum Achievement Award for Sustainability
King County’s Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station earned the coveted “Platinum” rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system. This is the first Platinum-awarded Envision project in Washington and recognizes the County’s commitment to sustainable communities and the environment.

20
NOV

King County solid waste advisory committees adopt first recommendations to make regional recycling more successful
Based on recommendations from the Responsible Recycling Task Force convened by King County, the County and its 37 regional city partners are considering changes to recycling rules that would move plastic bags and wrap out of the residential comingled recycling bin and into alternate recycling channels.

14
NOV

Partnership secures land for recreation and wildlife in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
Federal, state and local governments have joined forces with land conservation agencies to preserve 80 acres of privately owned property within the boundaries of more than 1,800 acres of public lands near North Bend.

8
NOV

King County Parks visitors encouraged to participate in online survey aimed at improving amenities, services
King County Parks is launching an online survey beginning Nov. 9 to gather feedback from visitors on their experiences in the County’s award-winning parks and trails systems.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows stabilize on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, following an 11-hour opening to monitor high flows along the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers. Flood Warning Center crews will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, Phase 2 for Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with moderate flooding possible across low-lying areas as a result of steady rainfall in the upper watershed. The Tolt River has reached a Phase 2 flood alert level, with minor flooding possible upstream of Carnation.

4
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened early on Sunday morning, Nov. 4, as widespread heavy rain fall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood level. Flood Warning Center employees will monitor conditions as long as high flows are present on King County rivers.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, after persistent rainfall brought minor flooding to the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center: Steady rain sends Tolt River up to Phase 3 flood alert
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Tolt River, where heavy rainfall could result in increased moderate flooding along the river upstream of Carnation.

2
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows stabilize on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, following a 13-hour opening to monitor the rain-swollen Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers. Flood Warning Center crews will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

1
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows drop on upper Snoqualmie River
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, following a brief opening to closely watch heavy rainfall that brought high flows on the Snoqualmie River. Workers will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

1
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
Heavy rain in east King County brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood phase at midday on Thursday, Nov. 1, and the King County Flood Warning Center has opened to monitor conditions.

31
OCT

Discovery Park beach and trail closures on Nov. 5 for work at West Point Treatment Plant
Scheduled maintenance work at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant will require a 24-hour closure of the beach and nearby trails in Seattle’s Discovery Park on Nov. 5, when odors could be detected near the plant.

25
OCT

Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County
The King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for seasonal flooding.

23
OCT

Historic Saint Edward Seminary building gets City of Kenmore landmark designation
The Saint Edward Seminary building in Saint Edward State Park, a rare example in King County of the Late Romanesque Revival style, has been unanimously designated as a City of Kenmore landmark.