| Sep 2, 2009
| 10:22 PM
For the first time in nearly half a century there's real concern of major flooding along the Green River.
That's because the Howard Hanson Dam In south east King County Is now unable to hold back as much water as usual.
The threat is so real King county...
| Jan 21, 2009
The Army Corps of Engineers says it will not allow the reservoir behind Howard Hanson Dam to fill to the high pool level because of damage it discovered after recent heavy rains.
The Corps says it's confident in the integrity of the dam but...
| Jan 14, 2009
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase III flood alert for the Green River because of controlled water releases from the Howard Hanson Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says increasing and higher stream levels downstream of the Green...
| Sep 9, 2009
| 10:29 PM
Flooding fears brought out hundreds of home and business owners to the Green River Valley Wednesday night for a public meeting on the status of repairs to the Howard Hanson dam and the potential for flooding in the Green River Valley in King County.
| Sep 10, 2009
King County Executive Kurt Triplett wants to speed-up preparations for possible flooding in the Green River Valley this winter.
Triplett proclaimed a flood emergency Thursday.
He held a news conference Thursday with Councilmembers Julia Patterson and...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 11:00 AM
It's an ongoing problem and King County Executive Kurt Triplett wants to stop it before it gets worse. The Green River Valley is threatened to be flooded because of the damage to the Howard Hanson Dam.
Triplett is asking for $40 Million to prepare for...
| Sep 16, 2009
Do we have enough body bags? That's just one of the tough questions the King County Council is asking in preparation for what could be massive flooding this winter.
The council met with state emergency managers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
| Sep 21, 2009
Emergency managers plan to start working this week on a Green River levee in Auburn.
They want to add height onto an 800-foot section of the levee that is one of the low spots on the river.
Officials say flooding is likely through Kent, Renton, Auburn...
| Sep 28, 2009
Efforts to prevent flooding in the Green River Valley are beefing-up.
The Army Corps of Engineers is buying 400-thousand sandbags along with other flood-fighting materials.
Auburn, Kent, Renton and other spots along the Green River are likely to flood...
| Oct 3, 2009
One thing that everybody at Saturday's public meeting on Green River Valley flood preparation agreed on: the Howard Hanson Dam was not meant to last 50 years.
The Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Kent, and King County held the first of two...
| Oct 5, 2009
An Army Corps Of Engineers spokesperson updated the King County Council Monday on repairs underway at the Howard Hanson Dam. Col. Anthony Wright now says there is a one-in-four chance there will be "catastrophic flooding" this fall. That's better than his...
| Oct 5, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Sand bags are being distributed Monday in an effort to stop water flowing into flood-prone areas.
'Super Sacks' are being moved into Kent. Super Sacks are the heavy sand bags that takes a fork lift to move.
The sand bags are being distributed to Auburn,...