SEPA – when it really matters, or does it?

By Marianne Lincoln [Podcast link] [Editor Update: [Editor Update: Wetland Variance, Tommy’s Carwash, Application Number: 979272Related Application Numbers: 958554 and 975551Tax Parcel Numbers: 0319121055, 0319121057 and 0319121058Examiner’s Hearing: March 30, 2022, at 9 A.M., at the Pierce County Public Services Building,South Entrance, Public Meeting Room, 2401 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.] SEPA is an…

Report adverse road conditions to Pierce County

Pierce County Planning and Public Works (PPW) is monitoring all rivers and responding to localized flooding events on county roads, stormwater facilities, and levees. They can be reported through an online or mobile app. Flooded roadways Drain, ditch or pipe plugged in unincorporated Pierce County City flooding: Tacoma Lakewood Puyallup Other hazards, (there are many…

A disaster called Clover Creek

Since 1853, when Washington became a Territory, Clover Creek has been diverted, dammed, dug up, relocated, culverted, drilled back into the ground and had vast amounts of pollutants dumped into it. The creek was named by Christopher Mahon who settled a Donation Land Claim there, where the Brookdale Golf Course was later sited. Their home…

River Flood Warning until SAT 5:41 PM PST

From McChord SFB Weather Alerts Action Recommended Avoid the subject event as per the instructions Issued By Seattle/Tacoma – WA, US, National Weather Service Affected Area Nisqually River Near National Description …FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON… WHAT…Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. WHERE…Nisqually River Near National….