September 22, 1997
Public meetings to address flooding
NW News Staff
King County Executive Ron Sims will host two public meetings this fall to discuss a regional approach to flood management and prevention with residents in both the urban and rural areas of the county. The first is set for Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr.. in Bothell. The second is set for Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Valley Elementary School, 26701 Cherry Valley Rd. in Duvall.
Both meetings will include an educational presentation covering the short and long-term efforts both counties have undertaken to prevent and manage flooding' an open discussion and question and answer session between county officials and residents and informational booths stocked with helpful materials on a variety of measures residents can take to reduce or prevent flooding, how to react during a flood and where to apply for clean-and repair aid.
The Bothell forum will focus on the Swamp Creek Action Plan and the impacts of urban development and growth on flooding. The booths will include information on the Neighborhood Drainage Assistance program, grants for home elevations or flood-proofing and storm debris removal opportunities.
The Duvall Forum will focus on the Flood Hazard Reduction Plan. Information on King county Flood Warning Center improvements, good management practices for ditch maintenance and grants for home elevations or flood-proofing will be available at the informational booths at this meeting.