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Next week’s King Tides: Temporary Flood Protection Measures in South Park

In advance of the next King Tides (Jan 23, 6:46 AM; Jan 24, 7:22 AM; Jan 25, 7:57 AM), the City has provided South Park with temporary flood protections. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation and Finance and Administrative Services has: 

  • placed large concrete blocks, jersey barriers and/or sandbags on public property to reduce Duwamish River flooding  
  • provided sandbags to private property owners and supplied a sandbag pick-up location at 731 S. Sullivan 
  • Designed pump and bypass systems to pump water back into the river from selected locations 

Thank you to our community partners and local businesses which helped implement on-the-ground solutions in partnership with the City. 

Seattle Public Utilities is monitoring upcoming weather forecasts and will have key staff in South Park during the upcoming King tide events. We will post updates, when available, on our blog ( and on Twitter ( Media should contact, SPU Public Information Officer, with inquiries. 

As always, people should call 911 for emergencies but call SPU’s 24/7 Operations Response Center at (206) 386-1800 for urgent flooding or sewer backup issues. 

Seattle Public Utilities is continuing our work to help protect public health and safety in South Park.