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Flood Control

Implementing comprehensive flood control management programs

Flooding threatens both the built and natural environments. Parametrix partners with our clients to develop comprehensive flood control and prevention strategies including watershed and land use plans, flood channel and levee improvements, stormwater management approaches, and Endangered Species Act compliance.

Parametrix Flood Control - Maleng Regional Justice Center Flood Containment, Kent, Washington
Maleng Regional Justice Center Flood Containment
​Kent, Washington
Client: ​​​​King County

During severe storm events, the Maleng Regional Justice Center was at risk of flooding. Parametrix worked with King County to analyze and design various flood protection features. We designed flood containment barriers, including concrete block walls and cast-in-place walls that conform to the varied perimeter of the facility. In addition, we designed foundations and anchorages for several Invisible Flood Control Walls, a removable wall system that allows for rapid assembly during a flood event. We coordinated closely with the County and the contractor to design the barriers simultaneously with construction to ensure timely installation.

 

VIEW OUR FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS

  • Calistoga Setback Levee | Parametrix

    Calistoga Setback Levee

  • Parametrix Flood Control - Tolt River Floodplain Reconnection, King County, Washington

    Tolt River Floodplain Reconnection

  • Parametrix Flood Control - Maleng Regional Justice Center Flood Containment, Kent, Washington

    Maleng Regional Justice Center Flood Containment