The Countyline project is reconnecting the White to its historical floodplain, providing habitat for imperiled salmon runs.
Geologic forces profoundly altered the shape of the White River. The Countyline Levee Setback Project, substantially completed this month, was designed with a keen understanding of that geology.
The Countyline Levee Setback Project was celebrated at a media event on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The project provides flood protection for the City of Pacific and habitat for imperiled salmon.
This year, $5.12 million was awarded in 42 grants to the four Water Resource Inventory Areas or WRIAs that oversee salmon recovery in King County.
The Cedar River is closed from river mile 4.5 to 13.5 due to several downed logs spanning the corridor and blocking safe passage. Those logjams create hazards for recreationalists and habitat for fish — a policy puzzle King County is currently working to address.