David Rosen
The water side of the Barton Street Pump Station construction site was inundated by water after wind driven waves and high tide knocked down the concrete block wall and chain link fence there on Monday morning, Dec. 17. The wall has been repaired and the fence put back already.

Barrier blown out at Barton Pump Station by storm surge

Damage was not significant and it's already been repaired

The combination of high tides and high wind combined to blow out the chain link fence and concrete barrier blocks at the Barton Pump Station site just adjacent to the Fauntleroy Ferry dock.

According to a flier sent to neighbors in the Fauntleroy area, "The storm washed waves and driftwood through the barrier into the construction site." The site has already been repaired and in fact beefed up with an additional row of concrete blocks to prevent future potential damage according to King County.

Crews came in Sunday to prepare for the the storm.

"All on-site liquids were properly stored and materials from the jet grouting operation were cured. There was no contamination of any materials into Puget Sound.
Crews will continue to monitor site conditions through the winter storm season and will take precautionary measures as needed to protect both the site and Puget Sound."

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