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Randy Brake
Civil Engineer
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Ph: (253) 798-4651 

Public Works & Utilities
2702 S. 42nd St.
Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98409
Ph: (253) 798-2725
What's Happening
The restoration project design is at 90% completion. Further design and permitting work is on hold until project construction funding is secured.   
About the Project
Rody Creek is severely degraded with a straightened and confined channel, disconnected floodplain, and limited streamside vegetation. Fine sediment accumulates in the northern portion of the channel. Significant gravel builds up near Pioneer Way East due to upstream erosion. This causes the creek channel to become perched above adjacent land. During severe storms, this leads to flooding of nearby property, residential structures, Watson's Nursery, and Pioneer Way East.

In 2007, the general scope of the project was determined, alternatives identified, and land and development rights acquired. Between 2007 and 2013, the project is in the design. Final design and permitting is on hold until construction funding can be secured.   

Benefits include:
  • Reduce flooding of property adjacent to Rody Creek
  • Restore the floodplain of Rody Creek
  • Remove barriers to fish passage
  • Reduce the long-term maintenance cost of flood control
  • Permanently protect the aquatic/riparian habitat of Rody Creek
  • Increase the number of fish and aquatic species in Rody Creek
  • Improve and protect the water quality of Rody Creek and Clarks Creek


How can I get involved in this project?

As the project develops, we will be talking to property owners in the vicinity of Rody Creek, various permitting agencies, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the City of Puyallup and other interested people. We will post any meeting notices on this webpage.

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