On July 9, I took part in the Reddington Levee Setback project groundbreaking. Crews have now begun moving earth on the $8 million project in the city of Auburn – the largest in-river flood protection project since the creation of the King County Flood Control District in 2007.
The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects in King County. Since the Flood District was formed 68 construction projects have been completed to protect public safety, the regional economy and King County’s critical infrastructure.
As Chair of the King County Flood Control District, this project has been a high priority for the Flood District. The Reddington Levee Setback project project will enhance flood protection for hundreds of Auburn residents and hundreds of millions of dollars of residential and commercial properties. This project will result in a wider corridor for moving flood flows, and a wider river bank vegetation corridor for enhanced ecological benefits. It will greatly reduce flood risk to residents, businesses and infrastructure within the city of Auburn and the Green River Valley.
The Reddington Levee Setback Project is part of a larger overall flood management strategy for the entire Green River. Other construction projects on the Green River this summer include:
• Construction of a levee at Hawley Road in Kent,
• Construction of a secondary levee and levee-wall combination near the existing Boeing Levee in Kent,
• Construction one of four flood walls at the Briscoe-Desimone levee in Kent, and,
• Upgrading the Black River Pump Station near Renton.
To learn more about the Reddington Levee Setback Project or other projects slated for construction this summer go to www.kingcounty.gov/rivers.
King County Fair
The King County fair is back and runs from July11-14 at the Enumclaw Expo Center!
The Fair is located at 45224 284th Avenue SE Enumclaw, WA 98022
Call (360) 615-5631 or visit King County Fair Website for ticket information and directions.
Great Food, Live Music, Games and Attractions
• Thursday July 11th Noon-9pm
• Friday July 12th Noon-10pm
• Saturday July 13th Noon-10pm
• Sunday July 14th Noon-9pm
Please feel to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at (206) 296-1009 if you have any questions regarding this or any other matter involving county government.
King County Councilmember, District 9
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