Dec. 29King County opens Flood Warning Center as Green River rises from dam releases
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert level for the Green River, where controlled water releases from a dam could result in very minor flooding along portions of the river without levees upstream of Auburn. The Flood Warning Center opened at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, to closely monitor conditions.
Dec. 28King County opens Flood Warning Center as Snoqualmie River rises from heavy rain
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 to monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River from heavy rainfall in the area.
As of 11:30 a.m., the sum of the Snoqualmie River’s three forks was flowing at 12,010 feet per second (cfs), which is just above the 12,000 cfs threshold for a Phase II flood alert level on the Snoqualmie River. At this flow, only minor flooding can be expected, including the potential for water over Neal Road and possibly a handful of other roads in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Dec. 28King County offers grant funds for urban reforestation, habitat restoration projects
Restoring habitat in urban areas is what King County’s “Wild Places in City Spaces” grant program is all about.
Administered by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, the program provides grants up to $12,000 to volunteer organizations, community groups and government agencies for projects to reforest urban areas and restore habitat within the Urban Growth Area of King County and incorporated cities.
Dec. 15Pitch for a greener holiday season
Decking the halls doesn’t have to add up to more waste this holiday season. This year, King County is teaming with the Seattle Mariners to educate residents about how to create less waste and more memories by pitching….fruitcake.