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King County’s research of river conditions to help public safety, habitat on Tolt River
King County begins work this week to create an action plan to guide future work on the Tolt River. King County staff and contractors will be out along six miles of the lower Tolt River – from the confluence with the Snoqualmie River upstream to the end of Tolt River Road – to collect fresh data that will be used to develop the action plan.
The plan’s goal is to have a comprehensive approach to reducing property damage from flooding and erosion and enhancing aquatic habitat, while keeping the long-term costs of river management down.
The county will hold public meetings in 2012 to present the results of the data collection effort and solicit the public’s suggestions for potential river and floodplain management actions.
Citizens interested in sharing their perspectives about the Tolt River, or who want to learn more about the County’s developing action plan, can contact Sally King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-296-4350.
The action plan is sponsored by the King County Flood Control District and the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum, in cooperation with the City of Carnation and other stakeholders.
For more information visit www.kincounty.gov/riverprojects.