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  • 13 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    King County (WA) has launched a 30-day public comment period for the Pacific Right Bank Flood Protection Project. According to the officials, this is the first step in the development of the project along the White River. “The new project is expected to substantially improve flood protection in the City of Pacific as well as environmental […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    King County will begin repairing two sections of bank erosion  along the Sammamish River on July 9, requiring brief, rolling closures of the popular Sammamish River Trail until the project is completed in September.  The work is to repair two areas where the levee along the river is eroding, threatening the integrity of the Sammamish […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to break ground July 7 on the second phase of the Big Spring Creek Restoration Project to benefit fish and wildlife, including salmon, on the Enumclaw Plateau in southeast King County.  This project is being implemented about one mile northwest of the City of Enumclaw. The first […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved King County’s updated shoreline master program. The shoreline program will result significantly improve the protection, use, development and restoration of 2,000 miles of shorelines and the water quality of many marine, river, lake, and stream shores in the county. The updated master program combines local plans for […]

  • 28 October 2011

    In November, voters in King County, including those in Snoqualmie Valley, will be asked to choose from among four candidates hoping to serve… By Tom Corrigan (snovalleystar) [mappress] Source: snovalleystar, October 28, 2011

  • 7 May 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin the first phase of construction in May on the Big Spring Creek Restoration Project on the Enumclaw Plateau in southeast King County. This project will relocate a major section of Big Spring Creek from the current ditched system into a channel consistent with its historic route. This […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The King County Flood Control District will host a public meeting in North Bend tomorrow to present a potential strategy for reducing flood risks on the South Fork Snoqualmie River and gather community feedback. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Sallal Grange Hall in North Bend. “I look forward to […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Renton, WA, is currently conducting a maintenance dredging project on the Cedar River to prevent flooding of the surrounding community. The King County Flood Control District is funding over $13 million for the overall project and is providing approximately $7.5 million to fund the project’s construction. Approximately 120,000 cubic yards of gravel and […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The King County Flood Control District will hold a community meeting in Carnation on April 18 to discuss results of a study about historical flooding patterns in the Snoqualmie River basin. “Flood Control District Supervisor Kathy Lambert plans to attend. The consultant who conducted the study and Ed McCarthy, PhD, who provided an independent review, […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, Scott Brison announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing in harbor infrastructure in Delhaven, Kings County, Nova Scotia. According to the announcement, work is expected to begin this winter to replace the wharf approach and wharf structure which is showing significant deterioration. Scott […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Dykstra Levee System in King County, Washington, is getting a makeover starting July, 25th 2016, when USACE will begin repairing three sections totaling approximately 850 feet of damage along the Green River during the months of August 2016 thru January 2017. The Dykstra Levee is located in the vicinity of Dykstra Park in Auburn […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Renton (WA) is working on a project that will dredge 1.25-mile stretch of the lower Cedar River this summer, reducing the risk of seasonal flooding in the area.  The city has selected the Coast and Harbor Engineering (CHE) team to assist with planning, permitting, developing plans and specifications for the Cedar River Maintenance Dredge […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Washington Department of Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant issued the following statement on a state Supreme Court ruling upholding a voter-approved funding source for environmental protection and cleanups in Washington state. Sturdevant said: “We are pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that Washington voters passed more than two decades ago to make sure […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Construction is currently underway on the Alki Seawall Replacement Project at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook in West Seattle, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District reports. The $3 million project is a partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Army Corps of Engineers. Objectives Reduce the risk of physical damages to public utilities […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay. As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle would remove or contain contaminated soil and sediment on port property at the former Lora Lake Apartments in Burien and nearby at Sea-Tac Airport in SeaTac under a proposed legal agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). The port plans to begin cleanup work in 2016, divided into three projects […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Honorable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, has announced that the Government of Canada will invest $60.3 million in major improvement projects at 48 harbors across Nova Scotia over the next two years. These projects will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for harbor users and local fishermen. Of this funding, […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of four Kings River levee systems as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted periodic inspections of four systems along the Kings River in rural Fresno and Kings counties during January-February 2012. The Kings River Conservation District, which maintains the levee systems, was invited to […]

  • 11 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle is restoring 4.5 acres of habitat along the shoreline of Terminal 5, while getting closer to its goal of removing 90 percent of creosote pilings from its properties. The 2,300 creosote pilings removed leave the port with around 8,000 remaining out of a total of 18,000 estimated in 2000. “Restoring shoreline […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 includes $440,000 to help continue progress on Kenmore’s project to conduct maintenance dredging of the City’s Navigation Channel. A significant amount of local commerce and local businesses depend on Kenmore’s Navigation Channel to move goods and supplies by barge. Without regular maintenance to […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle is restoring 4.5 acres of habitat along the shoreline of Terminal 5, while getting closer to its goal of removing 90 percent of creosote pilings from its properties. The 2,300 creosote pilings removed leave the port with around 8,000 remaining out of a total of 18,000 estimated in 2000. Creosote-treated pilings […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Seattle Commissioners yesterday approved the Port’s 2015 budget, which projects significant growth at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, stable revenue in the seaport division, and continuing recovery in the real estate business. “The port is a powerful economic engine that helps create more than 200,000 jobs across the region,” said Commission Co-President Courtney Gregoire. “This budget […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work to restore the Desimone-Briscoe School Levee continues this week as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials repair a 775-foot-long damaged segment on the right bank of the Green River in Tukwila. The levee provides flood protection to more than 7.5 square miles of warehousing, light industrial, retail and residential structures with an estimated value […]

  • 17 February 2014

    U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) urged the Army Corps of Engineers to include dredging investments for key Washington state small ports in their Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Work Plan. In a letter to the Army Corps, Cantwell said that projects at Baker Bay, Chinook Channel, Kenmore Navigation Channel and the Quillayute River should be prioritized. […]

  • 1 March 2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed plan to clean up the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, the city’s chief industrial waterway located on the south end of Elliott Bay. The release of the sediment cleanup plan marks the beginning of a public comment period. “The Duwamish is Seattle’s river. This plan is the […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has partnered with the Seattle Parks and Recreation to design and implement a coastal storm damage reduction project under Section 103 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, as amended. The public comment period for this project runs through December 31.  Emma Schmitz Overlook is located […]