Riverview Park Channel Restoration
The Riverview Park Restoration Project is part of the city's overall strategy to achieve both salmon habitat restoration and flood control improvements along the Green River, which includes the certification work on our levees. Both our restoration and flood protection efforts along the Green River must work in tandem to balance flood risk reduction and salmon habitat restoration. This project will benefit all salmon species including three ESA listed species, namely Chinook, Steelhead, and Bull Trout. Additional improvements from this project include:
- 50,000 cubic yards of flood water storage for high flows from the Green River
- High flow winter refuge and summer rearing habitat for salmon through the project's new side channel
Timeline of Events:
Contractor will be on site this spring 2013 to complete work. We are asking everyone to please stay on the trail and do not disturb the plantings.
Estimated Construction Cost:
The city is sharing the cost of the project with the Army Corps of Engineers under the Green/Duwamish Ecosystem Restoration Program. The Army Corps of Engineers has paid 75% of the design cost and 65% of the construction cost. In addition, the city has secured grant funds from the Recreation and Conservation Office - Salmon Recovery Fund Board and King Conservation District.