King County recently did a study to see how effective bioretention planter boxes remained three years after construction.
Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Precipitation, Stormwater Design Requirements, and Wastewater Conveyance
Preliminary modeling results show about 20 to 40 percent more rain will fall during each year’s heaviest hour of rainfall by the end of this century.
A new King County Fish Resources Monitoring Program will track, and drive improvement, of the overall effectiveness of ongoing strategies to conserve fish resources.
The ESJ iMap application allows employees to access and view census and demographic data with a geographic context for their projects, programs and reporting.
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.
King County has begun its seasonal monitoring of freshwater swimming beaches to ensure they are safe for recreation.
We are specialists in marine biology, nearshore ecology, environmental chemistry, limnology, toxicology, wildlife biology and biodiversity, microbiology, zoology and more.
Flooding has long been an issue along these lower six miles of the Tolt; many residences are at risk during even modest flood events. But also of concern is what is called channel migration, when the river changes course and cuts a new path, heedless, of course, of private property lines.