Clarks Creek Elodea Removal
Management of the overgrown elodea in Clarks Creek has been on-going for more than 20 years in Puyallup. In 2012 a task force comprised of staff, Council, citizens, regulatory agencies, and other organizations worked together to develop agreeable solutions to the problem. The goal was to find sustainable solutions that would reduce the overall presence of elodea and sediment in Clarks Creek, improving the health of the creek.
Beginning in 2013, Puyallup implemented the solutions identified by the Task Force and is now working toward a future for Clarks Creek that is not impacted by elodea and sediment loads. Read about the Clarks Creek Task Force process and projects underway by Puyallup's Stormwater Section.
In-water work began on 06/16/2014 and ended 08/08/2014. Daily updates on the progress and amount of elodea removed are posted below. To view the work areas, click on the map linked in the left hand column.
WDFW granted a request to extend the in-water work window by one week, as allowed by a minor modification in the HPA permit. This additional week will allow the contractor time to complete the contract work, which has been slowed by equipment failures now corrected with new pumps in the DASH boats.
Total area cleared: 15,750 LF
Total elodea removed: 29,565 bags
Please visit the project-specific page for the Sediment Removal Demonstration Project.