The King County Flood Control District (District) will hold two virtual public scoping meetings this Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, as part of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) scoping comment period for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard Management Plan.
Meetings will be held at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, and will include time for participants to ask questions and provide oral comments. Meeting links and information can be found at LowerGreenSEPA.org.
The District is preparing a PEIS for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard Management Plan to evaluate three alternative approaches to managing flood risk in the Lower Green River Valley, as well as analyze ways to provide flood protection and meet other important multiple benefits, including equity, habitat and salmon recovery, community, agriculture, development, water quality, and recreation.
The PEIS scoping comment period was recently extended to Feb. 4, 2022, in response to requests for more time. Scoping is an opportunity for tribes, agencies, jurisdictions, stakeholders, and members of the public to provide comments on the impacts that should be considered in the PEIS analysis and the three alternative approaches for flood hazard management.
Comments may be provided by mail, email, or online.
Detailed information on the PEIS alternatives and how to comment can be found at LowerGreenSEPA.org.
About the King County Flood Control District:
The King County Flood Control District was established in April 2007 by Ordinance 15728 of the Metropolitan King County Council to protect public health and safety, regional economic centers, public and private properties, and transportation corridors. The District is a special purpose government entity created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Rivers and Floodplain Management Section of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks carries out the approved flood protection projects and programs under an interlocal agreement.