Rody Creek Restoration

What's Happening

The overall restoration final project design and planning for construction has been put on hold until the Fall of 2017, at least. Funding limitations have delayed final design and construction until further notice. Sediment stabilization measures in the Rody Creek ravine area may be implemented before construction takes place.

About the Project

Rody Creek is severely degraded with a straightened and confined channel, disconnected floodplain and limited streamside vegetation. Fine sediment accumulates in the northern portion of the channel. Significant gravel builds up near Pioneer Way East due to upstream erosion. This causes the creek channel to become perched above adjacent land. During severe storms, this leads to flooding of nearby property, residential structures, Watson's Nursery and Pioneer Way East.

In 2007, the general scope of the project was determined, alternatives identified, and land and development rights acquired. Between 2007 and 2013, the project was designed. Final design and permitting is on hold until construction funding can be secured.

Benefits include:

  • Reduce flooding of property adjacent to Rody Creek
  • Restore the floodplain of Rody Creek
  • Remove barriers to fish passage
  • Reduce the long-term maintenance cost of flood risk reduction
  • Permanently protect the fish habitat along Rody Creek
  • Increase the number of fish and aquatic species in Rody Creek
  • Improve and protect the water quality of Rody Creek and Clarks Creek

How can I get involved in this project?

As the project develops, we will be talking to property owners in the vicinity of Rody Creek, various permitting agencies, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the City of Puyallup and other interested people. We will post any meeting notices on this webpage.
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Randy Brake
Civil Engineer
Phone: (253) 798-4651
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322