Letters to Senators Cantwell and Murray regarding the USACE Flood Control Project July 14, 2021


Senator Cantwell

Senator Murray


Lake Sammamish Flood Information and Requested Support

Bellevue Appeal 7-6-2020


Lake Sammamish Flood Petition February 2020


Lake Sammamish Shoreline Neighbors,

The recent extreme high water on the lake is only partly Mother Nature’s fault; it is also a consequence of the failure of a government flood control project and ongoing government inaction.  Measures can be taken to address this problem.

Interested in more background about the lake and its drainage – to read the more detailed background, click here.

The petition itself is online.  This is the document we will send to the agencies listed below.  To review the petition, click here.

But in any case, please complete the on-line survey by clicking here.

This is where you can approve the petition and provide some additional information and comments.

Responses will be compiled an submitted to The Corps of Engineers, King County, and the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah.  Something can be done, but it won’t happen unless we bring pressure to bear on those who can take action.

Thank you,

Your Lake Sammamish neighbors

Presentation & Letter to King County Council Member Kathy Lambert

Kathy Lambert June 2018

Corps Review of Impacts of Proposed Floodway Alterations – Sammamish River

Letter to Corps Feb 2017

Letter to Bellevue Mayor and Council on Sammamish Lake Levels Feb 16, 2016


Attorney Charlie Klinge addresses SMP issues in the latest draft.

Council Memo November 2014

Sammamish Lake Level Concerns

Letter to City of Redmond-Army Corps-King County April 23, 2013



Comments from Lake Sammamish Residents Regarding High Lake Levels

Lake Samm Shoreline Residents On Impacts of High Water Levels June 2012



Lake Sammamish Weir Update

Actionable Elements for TZ Maintenance 6-11-12

The Sammamish weir and transition zone maintenance can be divided into a series of separate actions.



Bellevue Reporter Open Letter Feb 17 2012



Statement to City Council Jan 23 2012

Martin Nizlek Ph.D. addresses Bellevue City Council on pending State Legislation HB2335 and SB6369



Statement to Planning Commission

Setbacks, Vegetation, and Related Shoreline Issues 10-26-2011

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide input to Planning Commission deliberations on the above topics. WSSA has previously provided information and recommendations. These are referenced for the PC and additional topics are discussed.



Article from the Puget Sound Business Journal by
Bellevue City Council Candidate Aaron Laing

PSBJ Shoreline Residents Swamped by Regulation Sept 9, 2011



The Cost of Regulations – M Nizlek PhD – 11-03-2010



Rational Decision Making & Non-Conformity – Anita Skoog-Neil – 11-03-2010


Setbacks Presentation Marty Nizlek PC Meeting 10-20-10 PDF

Scott Sheffield Comments to Planning Commission 10-20-10 PDF


WSSA Position Paper 7-14-10 PDF




Statement to Planning Commission PDF

May 12, 2010

by Scott Sheffield WSSA Member