Orca depend on chinook salmon for food, and salmon depend on accessible habitat for survival. King County recently completed a large habitat restoration project on the Green River near Auburn. An old, failing levee was removed and replaced with a new setback alternative, opening expansive new habitat for fish while maintaining critical flood protection for local agriculture.
The King County Flood Control District recently announced the availability of at least $12 million in grant funding for projects that reduce the impact of flooding. The program targets flood reduction projects throughout King County and the deadline to apply for a 2022 grant is May 26. Online informational meetings will be offered on April 27 and 28, please visit … Read More
On behalf of the King County Flood Control District we are pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Sub-Regional Opportunity Fund. The King County Flood Control District has allocated 10.23 percent of the District’s levy proceeds for a Sub-Regional Opportunity Fund. This fund is made available to jurisdictions throughout the District on a proportional basis, based on assessed values of … Read More
Reimagining flood projects so we can protect people while also supporting habitat for salmon is the direction we need to head. We can keep our community safe from flooding, but in the process, also provide environmental benefits for generations to come. Dave Upthegrove, Chair of the King County Flood District Read more about the Flood District’s partnership role in a … Read More