Map of the Remlinger Levee repair location. Image courtesy of King County

Map of the Remlinger Levee repair location. Image courtesy of King County

King County Flood Control District repairing levee south of Carnation

King County is repairing 70-feet of Tolt River Levee with completion expected by the end of August.

King County has begun work repairing 70-feet of Tolt River Levee near Carnation and plans to be finished by the end of August.

The county, which is the service provider to the King County Flood Control District, began work on the Remlinger Levee on Monday, July 30. The work site is at the point where the Snoqualmie Valley Trail meets with NE 32nd Street, just south of Carnation.

The repair is part of the regular low-flow levee inspection, said Michelle Clark, executive director of the Flood District. Each year, they do inspections of the low-flow levees in the area to see if any are damaged or are in need of repair. Maintaining them in this way helps to prevent larger-scale damage or failure of the levees in the future.

Crews are sent out to survey the area to determine whether or not repairs are needed. In this case, the Remlinger Levee has been damaged by flooding and erosion, so crews will be working every weekday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along NE 32nd Street to fix it. Fortunately, the portion of the trail by the levee does not need to be closed down, but traffic and construction noise to the the heavy equipment can be expected.

In the news release, construction was estimated to be complete by Aug. 31, but Clark said it could possibly be sooner than that.

More information on the King County Flood Control District can be found at

More in News

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

Captain Ron Mead, commander of the Washington State Patrol in King County, directs traffic on the top of Snoqualmie Pass. Photo courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson.
Convoy leads Snoqualmie travelers to safety

Immense snowfall led to dicey conditions on the pass.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel
New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicked off Friday

Russell Wilson and Ciara were on hand to unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo.

Bothell police recruits Amanda Rees and Dan Wiseman. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

River stabilization project begins planning phase

The city of Snoqualmie has partnered with King County to install 400 feet of riverbank stabilization

Image by Google Maps.
Expanding culture, government

North Bend will do a cultural exchange with the town of Mestia in the European country of Georgia.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook
Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Most Read