Lower Coal Creek Flood Reduction
The City of Bellevue and the King County Flood Control District are jointly pursuing an engineering study to evaluate alternatives to reduce flood risk in the Newport Shores neighborhood. The engineering study will identify a preferred alternative for a future project(s) that, once implemented, will reduce flood risk throughout the neighborhood.
Public Forum May 12
The city is hosting a public forum on Monday, May 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newport Shores Yacht Club, 81 Skagit Key. Over the past few months, Bellevue, along with a team of consultants, has analyzed the existing stream flow and stormwater conditions related to lower Coal Creek and identified potential solutions to reduce flood risk in the Newport Shores neighborhood. The city would like to hear from the public about the options being considered to reduce flood risk.
Anticipated Project Schedule
| Fall/Winter 2013
|| Engineering study of existing conditons; initial contact with public|
| Winter 2014
|| Alternatives analysis; public involvement|
| Spring 2014
|| Finalize pre-design and details of preferred alternative|
|| Preferred alternative design and permit acquisition|
The community will have several opportunities to provide input over the course of the project. The Project Team hosted a booth at the city’s Spring Forward Expo in April 2013 and had a meeting with the Newport Shores Homeowners Association in October 2013. A public forum is planned for spring, 2014 to hear your thoughts on potential alternatives, and additional public approaches will be planned for future stages of the project. Public input will help the city understand flooding problems and select a flood risk reduction alternative.
How can I stay informed?
This page offers the most up-to-date information on the project. Additional materials and project information will be posted on the site as the project develops.
For more information, please contact:
Project Manager, Stormwater Systems Hydrologist
Map of Project Area
Coal Creek Vicinity Map
Flood Risk Reduction Alternatives Analysis Briefing 3/12/14