Monticello Creek Watershed

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Current consultation has concluded. Future consultations will continue here.

More than 393 million gallons of rain fall on the Monticello Creek Watershed drainage area each year. (Watershed is an area that drains rainfall and snowmelt to a specific creek, stream, river, or lake.) This rain fall is equivalent to approximately 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Managing this rainfall is a complicated task. The City actively manages stormwater runoff in order to protect our neighborhoods from flooding, to ensure the health of our waterways, and to protect the environment.

The City is working on a Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan that will improve stormwater management services in your neighborhood. This plan aims to:

  • Improve the health of Monticello Creek.
  • Identify and address potential flooding issues.
  • Partner with King County to ensure our actions are consistent with watershed restoration efforts in the region.
  • Inform and incorporate feedback from people living in this area.

Let us know! In the coming months, the City will be developing the Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan as part of a community-wide effort to protect our neighborhoods and environment. Much of this plan is driven by public feedback. Please contact Peter Holte if you have questions or comments, and subscribe for project updates via the Stay Informed link on this page.

More than 393 million gallons of rain fall on the Monticello Creek Watershed drainage area each year. (Watershed is an area that drains rainfall and snowmelt to a specific creek, stream, river, or lake.) This rain fall is equivalent to approximately 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Managing this rainfall is a complicated task. The City actively manages stormwater runoff in order to protect our neighborhoods from flooding, to ensure the health of our waterways, and to protect the environment.

The City is working on a Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan that will improve stormwater management services in your neighborhood. This plan aims to:

  • Improve the health of Monticello Creek.
  • Identify and address potential flooding issues.
  • Partner with King County to ensure our actions are consistent with watershed restoration efforts in the region.
  • Inform and incorporate feedback from people living in this area.

Let us know! In the coming months, the City will be developing the Monticello Creek Watershed Restoration Plan as part of a community-wide effort to protect our neighborhoods and environment. Much of this plan is driven by public feedback. Please contact Peter Holte if you have questions or comments, and subscribe for project updates via the Stay Informed link on this page.

Current consultation has concluded. Future consultations will continue here.

  • Why is the City of Redmond restoring the Monticello Creek Watershed?

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    The Redmond City Council identified enhancing and protecting streams as a necessary measure to maintain the health and sustainability of Redmond’s environment.

    Development alters the way rainfall flows over the land to streams. Increased roads, roofs and parking lots can cause large volumes of stormwater to drain into streams all at once, causing flooding, erosion and other problems.

    While the areas within the Monticello Creek Watershed are fairly healthy, thoughtful planning can address the watershed’s current health, and help ensure it is healthy into the future.

  • What's happening now?

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    1 January 2021

    STORMWATER PROJECTS WITHIN THE WATERESHED

    In 2020, the City evaluated which projects are cost-effective, feasible to implement, and effective at restoring the watershed. Two types of pilot projects are moving forward:

    1. “Smart” Detention Ponds

    In early 2021, the City will construct an innovative storm water management technology, called Continuous Monitoring and Active Control (CMAC), at two storm water detention ponds in North Redmond:

    • Between 173rd Place NE and 174th Place NE
    • Between 174th Place NE and 176th Ave NE

    CMAC is a cost-effective cloud-based technology that will enable the City to actively monitor and manage water storage in the detention ponds. This will improve storm water management and help protect Monticello Creek.

    These projects are small in scale and minimally visible. We do not anticipate any impacts to private property or the neighborhood.

    HOW IT WORKS



  • Partnerships

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    King County and the City of Redmond are working in partnership to restore the areas that flow into Monticello Creek. We find the best environmental outcomes occur when we manage resources together.

    View King County's 2018 Bear Creek Watershed Management Study here.