Several Eastside agencies receive flood control grants

An erosion protection project from Redmond was recommended for capital improvement project funding.

More than $3.6 million in grants have been awarded to agencies around King County, including several on the Eastside.

The grants are used to fund flood control projects across the county, in the Valley, and the cities of Snoqualmie, Bothell, Kirkland and Bellevue have received funding.

The Snoqualmie Valley Watershed Improvement District was awarded $300,000 to help fund its 2020-22 drainage improvement program. The city of Snoqualmie had asked for more than $1.1 million to elevate five properties that repeatedly flood. No funding was awarded, but it was also recommended for capital improvement project funding.

The county received requests for $11.6 million in funding. Some projects were not awarded money because they didn’t qualify while others were recommended for six-year capital improvement project funding instead. As part of the grant process, the county asks applicants whether they are willing to take partial grant funding.

Bellevue was awarded $110,000 out of a requested $216,000 to repair, maintain and replace drainage infrastructure at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Fields.

Bothell was awarded $275,000 out of the $400,000 it had requested for drainage improvements along 35th Avenue Southeast. The project will replace undersized culverts and stormwater infrastructure along 35th Avenue Northeast and 240th Street Southeast, which flood roadways frequently. Some culverts would also be up-sized to allow fish to pass through them.

The city of Kirkland got $325,000 of $539,000 requested to reroute stormwater systems to solve neighborhood flooding in Finn Hill. An erosion protection project from Redmond was recommended for capital improvement project funding.

The Flood Control District was created in 2007.

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