Natural Resources and Parks
Pipeline construction to require temporary closure of 32nd Ave W
Beginning Thursday, March 1, King County sewer utility crews will temporarily close a portion of 32nd Avenue West in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood for about five weeks as part of a project to repair a damaged pipeline.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Covington, March 9-11
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Covington area, March 9-11.
King County to extend work hours on Magnolia pipeline repair project
King County's Wastewater Treatment Division has received permission from the City of Seattle to extend work hours on its Magnolia Conveyance Project from Monday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, March 22. Construction crews will work up to 24 hours a day in Smith Cove Park to remove debris from a damaged pipeline in preparation for permanent repairs later this spring.
Bear Creek Watershed Management Study public meeting March 7, request for public comments
Attend a March 7 open house and presentation at the Brightwater Education and Community Center in Woodinville on how to manage stormwater in the Bear Creek watershed to protect water quality and public health and how it might impact you and where you live. Learn where to review King County’s draft Bear Creek Watershed Management Study and how to provide comments.
King County Parks, Forterra partner to acquire, protect 155-acre Enumclaw foothills property
Thanks to a partnership between local sustainability nonprofit Forterra and King County Parks, a 155-acre forested property near Enumclaw that once served as a private wedding venue has been preserved for public use.
Wastemobile in Bothell Feb. 23-25 to start 2018 household hazardous waste collection season
Bothell-area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile kicks off its 2018 season in Bothell, Feb. 23-25.
Section of White River flood barriers at Pacific Park to be removed temporarily for work crew access
Work crews will access Pacific Park in February to conduct a geotechnical investigation and install monitoring wells as part of the Pacific Right Bank Flood Protection Project.
Supporting volunteer-driven work to make Unincorporated King County communities safer, better connected
Competitive grants from King County will help community organizations in unincorporated areas expand volunteer-driven projects and events.
King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels
With river levels subsiding, the King County Flood Warning Center closed at midday on Monday, Feb. 5, after operating for 36 hours to monitor widespread minor flooding.
Controlled dam releases take White River to Phase 2 flood alert level – all King County rivers running high from rain
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White River, where planned releases from a flood-control dam could lead to minor flooding in low-lying areas. Flows on other King County rivers remain high after prolonged heavy weekend rain.
King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 2 flood alert for Green River upstream of Auburn
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Green River, where minor flooding could occur in rural areas upstream of Auburn.
Snoqualmie River reaches minor flood phase as King County continues monitoring flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, and minor flooding is now expected along the river because of heavy rainfall across the river basin.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Tolt River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened early on Sunday morning, Feb. 4, as widespread heavy rainfall brought the Tolt River up to a minor flood level. The Flood Warning Center will remain open as long as high flows are present on King County rivers.