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Lower Valley farmers needed for flood survey; meeting is May 14
The King County Flood Control District is initiating a survey of farmers in the lower Snoqualmie Valley to learn more about how flooding impacts agricultural operations. The goal is to increase understanding of flooding and erosion risks, especially related to agricultural buildings and farm fields.
One goal of the effort is to survey every farmer in the lower Snoqualmie Valley. Farmers can take part by visiting the Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave., between 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, to meet with county staff and complete a survey, or they can make an appointment to take the survey in person or by phone. The survey will also be online, at www.kingcounty.gov/rivers.
“In the lower Snoqualmie Valley, the rivers have deep, fast flows that create flood risks even during moderate flooding because the Valley is flat and wide,” said King County Flood Control District Supervisor Kathy Lambert, who represents the Snoqualmie Valley. “There have been six major floods since 1990 that have caused significant damage and disruption and we want to do everything we can to reduce or prevent those impacts in the future.”
The results of the assessment will be used to help set priorities for implementing actions such as farm pads and raising houses and barns above flood levels. Additionally, information gathered will inform future flood risk reduction efforts in the lower Snoqualmie Valley.
Contact Richelle Rose at (206) 477-4815 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to take the survey or for more information. Alternate formats and interpreter and translation services are available by request.