In late October, for the first time in eight years, SPU staff observed and filmed a pair of Chinook salmon laying eggs (spawning) in a SPU-restored part of Seattle’s Thornton Creek. SPU’s Thornton Creek Confluence project, completed in 2014 for
The 12th Ave NW Basin Drainage Improvement Project will improve the drainage system in parts of west Broadview with severe flooding issues. This project is the next phase of improvements in the Broadview Program. Visit our program webpage to learn
Protect Our Waters is the City of Seattle’s commitment to take actions and promote partnerships that protect and improve our creeks, lakes, the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.
From mountain forests to faucet: Seattle has two large regional watersheds, the Cedar and Tolt. These watersheds supply Seattle and surrounding communities with drinking water, and serve as a home for wildlife and salmon.
We reconstructed 5 blocks of roadway in the Broadview neighborhood to include natural drainage systems and planting improvements. Venema Creek is a tributary of Piper’s Creek and collects stormwater from over 80 acres in the Venema Basin. This system improves