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SEPTEMBER 29, 1997

Local News

Corps of Engineers rolls out Bear Creek basin plan

  NW News Staff
   REDMOND--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Redmond will hold an open house Oct. 7 to present environmental restoration plans for the lower 3,000 feet of Big Bear Creek.
  
   The proposed project may improve salmon and wildlife habitat without affecting flood control capability by reducing stream velocities. Channel meanders and pools would be recreated, and woody debris and natural vegetation would be placed along the channel. Proposed for construction in summer, 1998, the project would cost between $1.7 and $2 million.
  
   The Corps and King County deepened the channel in the 1960s as part of a flood control project for the Sammamish River basin.
  
   The open house will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 7 at the Clyse Mansion in Marymoor Park, Redmond. Representatives from the Corps and city will be available. For more information, call Linda Smith at (206) 764-6721.