Collaborative Drainage System Repair on Birch Point
Construction on this project was completed in September 2016.
This project replaced a stormwater system that carries flows from central Birch Point under Semiahmoo Drive and across Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) property to Semiahmoo Bay. This area is subject to high flows during winter storms. The previous outfall pipe was undersized and became overwhelmed during storm events, causing flooding and erosion on the beach bluff and threatening homes on DNR leased land. this was collaborative project funded by BBWARM and other Whatcom County Public Works funds.
The new drainage system includes: