The Water Resources Division was awarded a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology under the National Estuary Program Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant Program. The grant will fund a stormwater retrofit study of the Woodard Creek Basin. Woodard Creek was selected as a priority basin for this project to address problems identified through the Henderson Inlet TMDL and to maintain existing water quality and stream ecological function within a basin that is currently considered sensitive and subject to significant future growth.
The consulting team of AHBL Civil Engineers and Northwest Hydraulic Consultants was selected to work with Water Resources staff to identify, characterize, and prioritize stormwater retrofit opportunities and needs on both public and private property. It is anticipated that a list of approximately 15 to 20 potential projects can be developed and those projects will be prioritized to identify 5 projects for which a Pre-Design report will be prepared. Only projects suitable for implementation by Thurston County within existing public right-of-way or property owned or that can be acquired by the County will proceed to the Pre-Design stage.
A community stakeholder outreach effort will be conducted as part of this project. The outreach effort will include two open houses for property owners within the Woodard Creek Basin to solicit information and feedback on the study. Water Resources staff will also provide briefings to the Stormwater and Surface Water Advisory Board (SSWAB), the Henderson Inlet Shellfish Protection District, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, and the Squaxin and Nisqually Tribes. Check back to this web page for further information on planned public open houses.
The highest priority projects will have a pre-design report prepared and will be prioritized and incorporated into the Thurston County Stormwater Utility’s Capital Facilities Plan for construction using existing capital facility funding through the utility and grant funding where available.
Products and Presentations
Public Workshop Scheduled: Thurston County and the Thurston Regional Planning Council invite you to a community workshop about the Woodard Creek Basin. Please come and share your ideas about how to protect and improve water quality and learn about potential plans to retrofit stormwater infrastructure. The Thurston Conservation District and Stream Team will also have informational displays.
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6-8 PM
Where: South Bay Elementary School
3845 Sleater-Kinney Rd. NE
Lacey, Wash. 98506
6:00-6:30PM Open House with Interactive Information
6:30-7:15PM Project Presentations
7:15-7:45PM Small Group Discussions
7:45-8:00PM Wrap-Up Discussion
|THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FUNDED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UNDER PUGET SOUND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION AND PROTECTION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT GRANT PC-00J20101 WITH WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. THE CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS AND POLICIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NOR DOES MENTION OF TRADE NAMES OR COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION FOR USE.|
Staff contact: Pat Allen, P.E. (360) 867-2078. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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