|King County hosts July 11 meeting to discuss flood risk from beaver dam on Deer Creek|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Monday, 08 July 2013 12:19|
King County is working to reduce the threat of flooding to residents living downstream of a large beaver dam that’s been built at Deer Creek near Duvall.
County staff have scheduled a public meeting for July 11 in Duvall to discuss its work over the last months to address the potential flood risks of the beaver dam, which is affecting the elevation of a unnamed lake and flows on Deer Creek.
In November 2012, crews installed a “beaver deceiver” pipe whose function is to allow the free passage of water through the beaver dam into Deer Creek. The pipe is intended to maintain the unnamed lake at its current elevation, even if the beavers add height to the dam.
King County will also discuss what to do in case of flooding if the dam breaches.
Visit www.kcls.org/duvall/directions.cfm for driving directions to the meeting.
For more information, to request special accommodations, translation or interpreter services, contact Claire Jonson, (206) 296-8040 or email@example.com.