Rody Creek Channel Stabilization Between 72nd Street East and Pioneer Way East

About the Project
Pierce County has initiated this project to reduce sediment input and loading into the Rody Creek channel by stabilizing certain areas of ravine slope erosion. Additionally an objective is to reduce transport of sediment deposits through the Rody Creek channel upstream of the existing culvert crossing under Pioneer Way East.  

Some actions that will be taken for this project will utilize fish friendly natural wood materials and log structures to reduce sediment transport. Several channel spanning log structures will be placed, to reduce the movement of sediment into the receiving downstream channel reach (below Pioneer Way East). The project will also help to address Clarks Creek TMDL goals and objectives by helping to improve water quality to the receiving Clarks Creek stream system.

Rody Creek Channel Stabilization Project Timeline


  • Spring/Summer 2021: Preliminary Engineering Design (Includes 30% and 60% Design Level Plans) 
  •  Beginning Fall 2021: Property/Easement Acquisitions:  
  • Summer 2022: Final Engineering Design  
  • Anticipated Fall 2022: Permitting
  • Anticipated Summer 2023: Construction


Note:  The timelines noted above are subject to change and may vary.


Project Location


The proposed project is located on the west side of Pioneer Way East and east of Bentley Road East. The project site lies within the Rody Creek channel and ravine area.

D191 Rody Creek Project Site Map

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Randy Brake
Civil Engineer
Phone: (253) 798-4651
Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322