Lower Tolt River corridor study, public input, will guide river projects

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.

  • Monday, November 21, 2011 7:52pm
  • News

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 sally.king@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-4350.

The action plan is sponsored by the King County Flood Control District and theSnoqualmie Watershed Forum, in cooperation with the City of Carnation and other stakeholders. For more information visit www.kingcounty.gov/riverprojects.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Bothell High School is closed due to caution over potential coronavirus

So far there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19

Aerial view of the Amtrak Cascades train derailment in 2017 near DuPont, Wash. Courtesy Wikipedia
Amtrak, Sound Transit and the state all named in derailment lawsuit

It was filed on behalf of the family of a teenager who was paralyzed in the 2017 crash.

Needles littered the ground throughout a homeless encampment at Federal Way’s Hylebos Wetlands, which is public property. Sound Publishing file photo
Republican leadership doubts effectiveness of homelessness spending

Democrats propose hundreds of millions toward affordable housing.

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht gave a response to an Office of Law Enforcement Oversight report on Feb. 25 before the King County Law and Justice Committee. The report recommended ways her department could reform use of force policy and internal investigations. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Council unsatisfied with Sheriff’s response to use of deadly force report

The King County Sheriff’s Office could be required to explain why it didn’t implement recommendations.

King County approves low-income Metro fare waivers

Low-income transit riders could see their King County Metro fares waived beginning… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Charter amendments could allow King County Council to remove elected officials

The change was recommended by the charter review commission.

Voters could vote to affirm subpoena powers for civilian KCSO oversight agency

The King County charter review commission recommended enshrining the power in the charter.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Democratic lawmakers roll out spending plans for climate change, homelessness

Republican opposition calls for tax relief, rather than spending the increased revenue.

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

Most Read