Plan Will Improve Water Quality in Local Streams

Stormwater Management Action Plan Will Prioritize Projects and Activities to Reduce Harmful Effects of Stormwater Runoff
Posted on 05/12/2022
Fish leaping out of water.

The City of Burien is developing an action plan to improve water conditions for fish and wildlife in one of our three local streams (Miller Creek, Salmon Creek, or Walker Creek). The plan will identify steps the City can take to reduce the harmful effects of stormwater runoff.

The project will result in a stormwater management action plan for one stream’s watershed in the Burien. The goal of the stormwater management action plan is to improve water quality in the selected stream.

The City has assessed the condition of each stream. The community is invited to help staff prioritize one stream that could benefit most by reducing the harmful effects of stormwater runoff.

Read the stream assessments and take the survey.

After selecting the stream, the community will be asked this fall to help prioritize projects and operational changes that could improve the condition of the stream. A stormwater management action plan for the selected stream will outline the timeline, resources, and funding needed to implement the proposed operational improvement and water quality improvement projects.

Developing a stormwater action plan is a new state requirement from the Washington State Department of Ecology for the City to maintain its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Stormwater Permit