Seattle Public Utilities

Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation


SPU maintenance project at Meadowbrook Pond Facility.

What & Why

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. In addition, Meadowbrook Pond provides 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 must conduct necessary, routine maintenance to remove accumulated sediment from Meadowbrook Pond.

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.

What's happening now?

In September 2018, SPU completed in-water sediment removal work for the year. SPU is continuing to monitor the site and evaluate future maintenance needs, which may include returning in 2019 to perform additional dredging work.

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Project documents

DNS for Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation (pdf)
SEPA Checklist for Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation (pdf)
Meadowbrook Pond Facility Rehabilitation Project Overview (pdf)