Redmond receives $400K grant to reduce flooding in Overlake community

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:11am
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The King County Flood Control District (FCD) Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous approval Monday for funding to reduce flooding on property in Redmond’s Overlake neighborhood.

“I am pleased the Flood Control District will support Redmond’s project at Overlake Station Village,” said Flood Control District Supervisor Claudia Balducci. “In this rapidly developing area, the grant will help the city better manage stormwater and control urban flooding, which are part of the Flood District’s mission.”

The $400,000 Flood Reduction Grant will support the retrofit of the 4.4-acre Overlake Station Infiltration Vault, which helps manage stormwater and reduce the impact of flooding from Bellevue’s Valley Creek. The flooding from the Creek impacts the arterials around the Overlake neighborhood. Earlier this year, the project was also awarded $100,000 in WaterWorks grants provided by King County for investments that support clean water all over the region. Balducci also serves as a King County Council member.

“Redmond thanks the Flood Control District this funding,” stated Mayor John Marchione. “Together with city utility funds, this stormwater infiltration vault and associated treatment facilities will improve water quality in Redmond as well as Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek and help reduce flooding in the streets of Bellevue.”

The Flood Reduction Grant program is in its fifth year and was originally created to help jurisdictions, school districts, and homeowners associations deal with flooding problems not caused by the major rivers in King County.

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