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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Swift Creek Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Available

In accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), WAC 197-11-455 and 197-11-510, a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Swift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan Phase 3 Implementation: Sediment Repository has been...

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Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Swift Creek Area Neighbors: Prevent Asbestos Dust Exposure During Dry Weather

A postcard reminding the Swift Creek area community of asbestos health concerns during dry weather will be mailed to addresses in the project area soon. Swift Creek and downstream Sumas River carry naturally occurring asbestos from the Sumas Mountain land...

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Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Swift Creek Channel Excavation Starts This Week

Swift Creek channel excavation is expected to start on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and will continue for two weeks. For questions about this project, please contact James Lee, hydraulic manager, at 360 778-6264 or jlee@co.whatcom.wa.us.

Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Swift Creek Sediment Repository SEIS Scope Available for Comment

A Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being scoped for the proposed sediment repository for Swift Creek sediment. To comment on the scope of the elements of the environments under SEPA please see the Determination of Significance at the ...

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Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Swift Creek Channel Excavation On Hold Until Late Summer/Fall 2021

Swift Creek channel excavation that started in August of 2020 has ended for this year. Channel excavation work will resume in late summer or fall of 2021.

Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Swift Creek Channel Excavation August-November 2020

Whatcom County Public Works will excavate the Swift Creek Channel downstream of Goodwin Road Bridge and haul the sediment to the county-owned property at the corner of Oat Coles Road and S. Pass Road (a.k.a. the Oat Coles North Repository). Work will also...

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Public Works - Swift Creek Project
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Whatcom County Seeks Input on Public Participation Process

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Whatcom County is inviting residents to share information about their experience participating in local decision-making. A short online survey has been posted to gather the feedback (click here for link). The survey is part of a larger effort to review th...

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