Alward Road Acquisition and Floodplain Restoration
The long-term goals of the Alward Road Project include removal of nearly 9,000 linear feet of existing levee to reconnect the Carbon River left bank floodplain and creation of 150 acres of off-channel habitat. An armored levee would be constructed and set back from the Carbon River to the south, encompassing an area of approximately 142 acres. The project intends to improve flood protection, maximize storage volume at low frequency events, promote increased channel complexity and multi-channel reaches, and maximize habitat diversity and use. Pierce County will need to acquire 81 properties for this project. As of November 2020, 61 properties have been acquired and 20 properties remain.
Alward Road project link: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/3578/177thAlward-Road-Property-Acquisition