Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

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Lower River Restoration

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The best remaining habitat is being protected.

As part of the ecosystem-based approach of the HCP, downstream habitat restoration activities are designed to provide more natural stream channel conditions downstream of Landsburg and in the Walsh Lake system. Protection and restoration of aquatic and riparian habitat in the lowlands of the Lake Washington basin below the Landsburg dam constitutes a critical element in regional salmonid recovery efforts.

Downstream habitat restoration is based on a three-tier strategy: