The first step in developing a stormwater management action plan was to assess the conditions of all the streams in Burien. The project team then asked the community to help staff and environmental experts prioritize one stream that could benefit most by reducing the harmful effects of stormwater runoff. Based on public feedback, the project team selected Miller Creek as the stream where the City can make the biggest difference in stream health using stormwater management techniques.
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We chose the Downtown neighborhood because stormwater runoff from this area is not likely to improve without intervention from the City. Other municipal projects in the same area means that stormwater projects can work with other City projects to accomplish more together.
Now, we are asking the community to help prioritize projects and programs that could improve the condition of Miller Creek, with a focus in the Downtown neighborhood. After we receive community feedback on projects and programs, the project team will create a stormwater management action plan for Miller Creek that will outline the timeline, resources, and funding needed to implement the proposed solutions. Survey closes August 26, 2022.