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King County, Washington

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Dec. 31, 2009

King County cautions boaters of navigational hazard on Snoqualmie River

King County is notifying Snoqualmie River boaters of a fallen tree that has created hazardous conditions along a river stretch that is popular with fishermen during winter months.

A big-leaf maple that recently fell into the river lies partially submerged at approximately river mile 37.2, along the southern bank of the river. It is directly across from the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

The tree lies in a stretch of river between the Tokul Creek and Fall City boat launches. County staff have posted signs at the boat launches that warn of the navigational hazard. While boating is not as popular in winter as it is during the summer months, this tree is located in a stretch of river that is popular with steelhead fishermen.

King County staff are investigating the tree hazard to determine the next steps necessary to further ensure public safety.

An aerial photo and map of this stretch of river are available at

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