The overall restoration final project design and planning for construction has been put on hold until the Fall of 2017, at least. Funding limitations have delayed final design and construction until further notice. Sediment stabilization measures in the Rody Creek ravine area may be implemented before construction takes place.
About the Project
Rody Creek is severely degraded with a straightened and confined channel, disconnected floodplain and limited streamside vegetation.Fine sediment accumulates in the northern portion of the channel. Significant gravel builds up near Pioneer Way East due to upstream erosion. This causes the creek channel to become perched above adjacent land. During severe storms, this leads to flooding of nearby property, residential structures, Watson's Nursery and Pioneer Way East.
In 2007, the general scope of the project was determined, alternatives identified, and land and development rights acquired. Between 2007 and 2013, the project was designed. Final design and permitting is on hold until construction funding can be secured.
Reduce flooding of property adjacent to Rody Creek
Restore the floodplain of Rody Creek
Remove barriers to fish passage
Reduce the long-term maintenance cost of flood risk reduction
Permanently protect the fish habitat along Rody Creek
Increase the number of fish and aquatic species in Rody Creek
Improve and protect the water quality of Rody Creek and Clarks Creek
How can I get involved in this project?
As the project develops, we will be talking to property owners in the vicinity of Rody Creek, various permitting agencies, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the City of Puyallup and other interested people. We will post any meeting notices on this webpage.