South Fork Floodplain Restoration
The South Fork Floodplain project reconnects about 42-acres of floodplain and constructs a 4,200 Linear foot major side channel which includes many engineered log jam structures, pools, rifles, and other natural wood features. The benefits include flood risk reduction for neighborhoods along the east side of the Puyallup River. Restoration of the floodplain allows the river to function more naturally by providing flood storage in a new side channel. This project also provides salmon habitat for spawning during the summer and fall, and juvenile salmon rearing during the winter, which is especially beneficial to endangered Chinook salmon.