Lyon Creek Flood Mitigation Project awarded 2015 APWA Project of the Year - Environment

Monday, April 4, 2016

Lyon Creek
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The City of Lake Forest Park is proud to announce that the Lyon Creek Flood Mitigation Project has been awarded the 2015 American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington State Chapter Project of the Year Award - Environment.

No more flooding in Sheridan Beach
Photo taken November 2014
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Completion of the Lyon Creek Flood Mitigation Project eliminated recurrent flooding in Lake Forest Park that had frequently inundated the City's only fire station, over 20 homes and State Route 522. 

The $6.94 million project also restored the lower reach of Lyon Creek, which is an urban salmon-bearing stream, with the removal of numerous fish barriers, installation of large woody debris, excavation of in-stream refuge pools and reestablishment of two wetlands.



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