Pierce County Planning and Public Works is conducting a feasibility study to increase flood protection and improve fish habitat conditions on the Carbon River near Bridge Street and Voights Creek. The project team is meeting with various stakeholders and the greater community. A goal is to reach a common understanding of the perceived problems, values and opportunities of the community and area of the study. This information will guide the selection of a preferred alternative.
Determine ways to reduce flood risk with a setback levee or other options
Evaluate options to increase salmon spawning and habitat conditions
Improved flood protection
Reduced levee damages and repair costs
Reduced flooding impacts
Improved fish habitat
City of Orting stormwater pond
A community open house will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Orting Middle School's gym. The community and county staff can discuss the feasibility study and what it could mean for the area. The community's comments are part of the feasibility study.
The results of the study will be finalized and made public in the winter of 2019.