The Snoqualmie Flood Reduction Project has three major elements, which are:
Design plans are being prepared and should be complete in the spring of 2001.
Permit applications will be made and agency reviews begin at that time.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published the Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment for the project in December, 1999. Executive Summary of that document The proposal reflects comments received at a public meeting in July, 1999. Meeting Record
The project is expected to reduce the depth and frequency of flooding in Snoqualmie, where more than 600 homes and most of the commercial area are subject to severe flood damages. The Corps estimates that the project will prevent more than 2/3 of the economic damages caused by this flood problem, with an average annual savings of $1.1 million. The Corps estimates that project construction will cost $3.1 million, of which the federal agency can fund up to a 65% cost share.
Because this project will help move flood
waters out of Snoqualmie, it is expected to cause a small increase
(roughly 0.1 ft or less) to the depth of flooding downstream.
King County is hosting a series of meetings to discuss ways the
project team might help reduce the existing flood problems in
the downstream area.
Additional information on downstream issues
The Snoqualmie Flood Reduction Project is proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. King County and the City of Snoqualmie share the local sponsorship responsibilities for this Corps of Engineers project. Staff contacts at the three agencies are:
Paul Cooke, Study Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 206-764-3622, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Armstrong, City Administrator, City of Snoqualmie, 425-888-5435, email@example.com
Bean, Senior Engineer, King County
Rivers Section, 206-296-8377, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about information on this page, please contact Tom Bean
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Updated: February 20, 2001
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