Puyallup River Project Resource Use Plan
CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEATTLE WA SEATTLE DISTRICT
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The purpose of this report is to identify resources, define objectives, and formulate a plan for long range use of the resources of the Corps of Engineers Puyallup River Flood Control Project. Located along the Puyallup River between the East 11th Street Bridge, to the city limits of Tacoma, it was authorized by Congress in 1936 and completed in 1950. The project included channelization and stabilization of the river banks, and the construction and maintenance of levees to give protection to the Tacoma industrial area. In addition to looking at the Corps of Engineers Project, this report discusses the area surrounding the Project to establish a context for resource use planning. Thus, the portion of the river between Commencement Bay and the City of Sumner is identified as the study area. This report is the first phase of a two phase planning study for the Puyallup Rivers resources. The first phase inventoried existing conditions, analyzed resource capabilities and formulated a Resource Use Plan. Based upon this analysis, the Corps of Engineers and the local jurisdictions will decide upon the feasibility of proceeding with the second phase of resource planning. The Corps of Engineers is prepared to undertake the second planning phase if there is an expression of interest from local governmental bodies in participating in the resource development of Puyallup River.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering