Puyallup River Flood Protection at Orville Road

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About the Project

The Orville Road setback revetment project will eventually protect two miles of Orville Road between Electron Road and 249th St. E. near Orting. The existing levee and revetment along the Orville Roadside of the Puyallup River has been damaged in multiple locations, because the river channel is migrating toward Orville Road. Using engineered log jams the project will construct a new revetment setback from the river to provide protection to Orville Road while allowing the river to reconnect with its floodplain.


Benefits of this project include:

  • Reduces flood risk along Orville Road and surrounding properties
  • Stabilizes river channel away from existing development
  • Enhances salmon habitat

Flood prone properties have been purchased within the project area using a combination of Salmon Recovery Funding Board grants and Flood Control Zone District funds.



  Contact Us


David Davis, Project Manager

Phone: (253) 798-6157

Fax: (253) 798-7709

david.davis@piercecountywa.gov


Mailing Address

2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109

Tacoma, WA 98409-7322 




What’s Happening


Construction on the third phase, Phase II B was completed in December of 2019. Work included 23 engineered log jams designed to protect Orville Road. Active Construction of Puyallup was the contractor for this phase. 


Construction on a fourth installment (Phase 2C – Year 1) will begin in August of 2020 and will be completed by January 2021.  Work on this phase will include the installation 19 engineered log jams and approximately 1,500 LF of setback revetment. 


A fifth phase, 2C-Year 2, is planned for construction in late 2021.

Project Map & Location

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The Orville Road setback revetment project will protect two miles of Orville Road between Electron Road and 249th St. E. near Orting.


 Project Timeline

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