Shallow Shore Culvert Relocation

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  1. Ben Kuiken

    Project Engineer
    [email protected]

    322 N Commercial St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Project Summary

The project will relocate an existing stormwater outfall to a more suitable location.

Project Updates


Construction is now anticipated to take place in the summer of 2023. This project was originally bid in the summer of 2022, but all of the bids received exceeded the project budget. Supplementing the project budget would have delayed the construction start date by several weeks, meaning the work could not reasonably be completed within the permitted time, and the Lake Samish watershed work window (September 30th). The County will extend permits and rebid this project in 2023.


A virtual public meeting was hosted on 9/16/21. Click the following link to view the meeting recording:

Project Benefits

  • Correcting existing drainage issues

Project Description

The primary goal is to collect and re-route surface water through existing County right-of-way to Lake Samish. The current drainage system does not directly flow into Lake Samish, stormwater exits County right-of-way and flows overland to the lake. The project will quantify the runoff from the contributing areas and will evaluate the drainage ditches and culverts along Shallow Shores Drive. Undersized systems will be identified and the project will replace or modify the conveyance to improve the region's drainage. The design will also evaluate possible stormwater treatment systems that could be incorporated in future projects.

Project Overview

Status: Construction rescheduled for 2023

Next Steps: Extend permits to 2023

Schedule: Design 2021-22, Construction 2023

Engineer of Record: Wilson Engineers

Contractor: To be determined by competitive bid process

Construction Contract Amount: To be determined by competitive bid process