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Green River levee work under way this summer in Kent

The King County Flood Control District has several levee projects underway this summer, including three in Kent along the Green River. - COURTESY GRAPHIC, King County
The King County Flood Control District has several levee projects underway this summer, including three in Kent along the Green River.
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The King County Flood Control District has three levee projects it is helping to fund this summer along the Green River in Kent.

All three projects when completed are designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s insurance standards for 100-year flood accreditation, according to county officials.

The projects include:

• Hawley Road levee: Construct approximately 835 feet of levee on the east bank of the Green River, between Washington Avenue/West Valley Highway and SR-167 along the approximate alignment of Hawley Road.

• Boeing levee: Construct a secondary levee and levee-wall combination behind a portion of the existing Boeing levee. The levee is along the east side of the Green River between South 200th Street and South 212th Street.

• Briscoe-Desimone levee: Construction of one of four flood walls on the right bank, landward side of the existing levee between South 180th Street and South 200th Street. Construction will reinforce existing levees with flood walls.

The city of Kent also is seeking funds from the flood district for future levee projects along the river.

 

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