Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is pleased to announce that constriction is finished at Meadowbrook Pond for this year. Thank you for your patience throughout construction.
While SPU was not able to dredge as much of the pond as originally planned due to a late start to construction, a 17-day union strike that halted most work, and an early Fall rain event, SPU was able to:
- Remove over 1,000 cubic yards from the Forebay and Cell 2.
- Remove invasive plants from the pond and the surrounding area to improve habitat at Meadowbrook Pond.
- Relocate approximately 8,000 fish during the project.
SPU is also currently looking into options for a barrier along the east side of 36th Avenue N.E. to replace the berm that was removed.
We know that this is an important community space, and we appreciate your understanding during this project.
SPU is responsible for ongoing maintenance of Meadowbrook Pond to maintain the flood control and stormwater detention functionality of this site. SPU is continuing to monitor the site and evaluate future maintenance needs, which may include returning in 2019 to perform additional dredging. SPU staff will provide community notification for future largescale maintenance projects that impact site access.