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SPU maintenance project at Meadowbrook Pond Facility.
Meadowbrook Pond is a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) stormwater detention and flood control facility located at 35th Avenue N.E., between N.E. 105th and 110th streets in northeast Seattle.
Meadowbrook Pond was designed to provide multiple stormwater benefits, including flood reduction, water quality improvement, sediment removal, and habitat improvement in Thornton Creek.
Meadowbrook Pond also provides additional public benefits such as wildlife habitat and open space.
To restore the pond’s designed functionality for stormwater detention and flood control as well as improve wildlife habitat, SPU will conduct necessary, routine maintenance to remove accumulated sediment from Meadowbrook Pond. SPU will not perform safety or operational improvements during this maintenance project.
Because this involves in-water work, SPU will conduct this work during a period of time that will have the least impact on fish and other aquatic life (i.e. during the “fish window”). In addition, SPU is actively monitoring the site to minimize construction impacts to wildlife.
SPU will evaluate the ongoing monitoring and maintenance program for this facility as part of the Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation Project.
The project team completed design and permitting, which included evaluating opportunities to minimize impacts to wildlife and habitat, this spring. We are monitoring beavers and other wildlife on the site to identify and limit potential construction impacts.
The Meadowbrook Pond will remain open until the contractor is ready to mobilize. The SPU contractor will begin construction on July 23, 2018.
During construction, you can expect the following: