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Comment period related to Lower Green River flooding ends Feb. 4

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the King County Flood Control District LogoThe scoping comment period for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard Management Plan Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) closes Feb. 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. PST. The King County Flood Control District extended the comment period early in January in response to requests for more time.

The District is preparing a PEIS for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard Management Plan to evaluate three alternative approaches to managing flood risk in the Lower Green River Valley, as well as analyze ways to provide flood protection and meet other important benefits, including equity, habitat and salmon recovery, community, agriculture, development, water quality, and recreation.

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The PEIS scoping period, which began on Dec. 1, 2021, is an opportunity for tribes, agencies, jurisdictions, stakeholders, and members of the public to provide comments on the impacts that should be considered in the PEIS analysis and the three alternative approaches for flood hazard management.

Comments may be provided by mail, email, or online. More information on how to comment, as well as details on the PEIS alternatives, including translated materials, can be found at LowerGreenSEPA.org. Recordings and transcripts of two virtual public scoping meetings held in early January are also available.

About the King County Flood Control District:

The King County Flood Control District was established in April 2007 by Ordinance 15728 of the Metropolitan King County Council to protect public health and safety, regional economic centers, public and private properties, and transportation corridors. The District is a special purpose government entity created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Rivers and Floodplain Management Section of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks carries out the approved flood protection projects and programs under an interlocal agreement.


The above is a press release from the King County Flood Control District. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content. 

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