Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Grade
This is a placeholder for a description of the unique and extensive effects of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad grade on nearshore sedimentparticles of clay, silt, sand, gravel, or cobble, transported by water, are called sediment. supply, transport, shoreline vegetation, and isolation of many historical embayment systems along the eastern shore of Puget Sound.
The BNSF Railroad strongly affects shoreline condition from Nisqually to Tacoma, Seattle to Everett, and in reaches of Whatcom County.
- Snohomish County is leading beach nourishment efforts through the Snohomish Railroad Grade Beach Nourishment
- SPU 8055 has a number of stream crossings under the railroad grade that have been considered for enhancement.
- Titlow Beach (AKA SPU 3001) is a site for lagoon reconnection under the railroad grade.
- Squalichew Creek Estuary is another site for stream reconnection through extensive fill.