Pierce County Levee Setback Planning
Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, Water Programs Division (Pierce County) contracted GeoEngineers, Inc. (GeoEngineers) to conduct a Levee Setback Feasibility Study for portions of the Puyallup, Carbon and White Rivers in Pierce County, Washington. The study was made possible by a grant from the Salmon Recovery Board (SRF Board) in 2005. Pierce County intends to use this study as a tool to evaluate the feasibility of 32 setback projects that would best reestablish dynamic channel forming process and recapture lost flood storage. The study also assesses which levee setback projects are best suited to restoring salmon habitat and salmon recovery. The 32 projects include 20 sites along the Puyallup River, 6 sites on the Carbon River and 6 sites on the White River. The study area is shown on Figures 1 and 2.
- Habitat Work Schedule Record
- File:GeoEngineers 2008 puyallup basin levee setback feasibility.pdf describes the analysis leading to identification of 36 sites for levee setback.