About the Project
The primary goals of this project include removing people and infrastructure from a repetitive flood loss area along the Puyallup River, as well as minimizing Pierce County’s maintenance and response services to an area that experiences repetitive flood damages along the Neadham Road corridor near Orting.
A secondary goal is to remove portions of the existing levee system to allow the river to migrate back to historic floodplain areas that were cut off by the levees.
The upper Puyallup River supports a variety of salmonid species, including chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout. Allowing reconnection of the floodplain will provide for opportunities for the increase in aquatic habitat within this reach of the river system.
This project is estimated to cost approximately $10.5 million.