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County, city announce project to reduce flooding in Hollywood Hill area

flooding reduction The King County Surface Water Management Division and the City of Woodinville have announced they will begin construction this summer on a project aimed at reducing flooding and sedimentation in the Hollywood Hill area.
   The project will decrease culvert and ditch flooding that is damaging 148th Avenue NE and 146th Place NE during major storms. The county and city are currently finalizing the project's design.
   SWM officials said the flooding is caused by surface water runoff that flows from Hollywood Hill, carrying sediment and gravel down a steep ravine along 146th Place NE.
   Last fall, crews successfully stabilized a portion of the ravine using stumps and logs instead of more-costly engineering solutions, SWM said.
   Residents had voiced their support for this approach during an open house last July. The current project design calls for expansion of the ravine-stabilization project and culvert cleaning along 148th Avenue NE in 1996. Future plans include increasing the size of a pipeline along 148th in 1997.
   Residents can learn more about the project or offer comments by calling Amy Carlson of Surface Water Management at 296-8084, or Jenny Gaus of the City of Woodinville, 489-2700, extension 252.
   Written comments should be sent to Surface Water Management's Karen Goto at 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104.