Clear Creek Flood Gate

What's Happening

Pierce County Pierce County has received a grant to perform restoration work within the Clear Creek drainage basin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This grant is administered by the Commencement Bay Trustee Council consisting of local Indian Tribes and State and Federal regulatory agencies.  The money has been dedicated to work that will improve ecological function in this area. Pierce County is also partnering with the Port of Tacoma on this project.

About the Project

This project proposes to replace an existing wooden flap gate on one of the two culverts that drain Clear Creek to the Puyallup River. The new gate will be designed to work in conjunction with the other gate and be optimized to better allow fish passage and reduce impacts from flooding along Clear Creek. Construction is planned for summer 2022.


Pierce County will combine local money with the NOAA grant funding mentioned above to complete this project.


Clear Creek Flooding Project

Clear Creek Strategy Plan

Clear Creek Habitat Restoration

Existing Wooden Flap Gate



David Davis
Project Manager
(253) 798-6157
[email protected]