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.
At the July 11 meeting, which will be in the Duvall Library at 15508 Main St. NE from 6:30-8 p.m., King County staff will discuss the flood risks posed by the beaver dam to people who use Northeast 124th Street near Carnation-Duvall Road NE.
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.