Near the area where Kaposwin Creek drains into the Puyallup River, Pierce County is continuing its efforts to protect Orville Road from the impacts of the river migrating toward the road. The county is currently conducting preliminary engineering to evaluate potential solutions.
About the Project
The project may include installation of engineered log jams to reduce the energy of the river, provide protection to Orville Road and improve fish and floodplain habitat. The work may be similar in nature to the other projects, including Orville Road Setback Revetment projects underway further up-river. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2023.
Pierce County will seek grant funding to combine with Flood Control Zone District money and local dollars to fund this project.