Bruggers Bog - Lyons Creek to be daylighted

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patty Dooley, Secretary of the Ballinger Neighborhood Association, reports on the meeting with the City of Shoreline staff about the culvert in Brugger's Bog, which is located on 25th NE, just off Ballinger Way and across from the Aldercrest Annex open space.

Culvert in Brugger's Bog.  Photo by Londa Jacques, courtesy BALNA.

Brugger's Bog Park contains a reach of Lyon Creek that flows from north to south and bisects the park into east and west portions. There is one crossing for pedestrian and maintenance access. The culvert under the crossing has begun to deteriorate to the point where large storm events are washing gravel and soil from the crossing into the creek. The Surface Water Utility Department of Shoreline has been tasked with replacing the culvert.

In the interest of cost, ease of installation and aesthetics, a pre-fabricated bridge has been chosen as a replacement. Design and permitting are in progress, with anticipated construction occurring late summer 2011. 

This solution will remove the culvert and restore the stream to its original flow.
Says Patty, "Maybe someday we will see salmon in our little creek."


1 comments:

Janet Way July 24, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

Wow! This is outstanding news. Congrats to Ballinger Neighborhood for working on this great solution with City of Shoreline and especially to the Surface Water Utility for taking this brave step!!

I can tell you that once you daylight a creek, it will liberate it and the people who care.

Now think about which creek could be next! One by one they can be saved!

Janet Way

Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP