Funding approved to address flooding

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:42pm
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On Monday, the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a flood grant to reduce flooding around Wonderland Estates, a mobile home site in Renton.

“I’m pleased to see the King County Flood Control District directing funds to prevent flooding around Wonderland Estates,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law, in a media release. “This project is the result of a strong ongoing partnership between the City of Renton and King County working to protect residents from flooding.”

The Flood District approved a $475,000 Flood Reduction Grant. The funding will focus on flooding from Madsen Creek to residential property along 149th Southeast and to the Wonderland Estates on the south side of state Route 169, the release stated.

This project will be completed in stages — the first stage includes hydrologic studies of the creek drainage basin and a preliminary design of flood improvements.

Additional Approved Funds

The Flood District also approved nearly $2.4 million in grants to protect the Cedar River Watershed.

“Supporting these projects throughout the Cedar River watershed is both an investment in the future of our local environment and insurance for residents who live in flood risk areas,” said Flood Control District Chair Reagan Dunn, in a release.

More than $71,000 of the approved funds will support a combined effort between the county, the city of Renton and Forterra where the focus will be to control and remove knotweed along the river and restore native plants.

“Restoring natural salmon habitat along the Cedar River and educating residents on how to be responsible riverfront landowners is a great investment in the future of our natural areas,” said Law. “I’m happy to support yet another example of the strong collaboration between King County and the City of Renton.”

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