In 2013, Pierce County adopted the Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan. A review and revision schedule was built into the plan. That time has come and the county is starting the process of a making minor revisions and updates.
In 2013, Pierce County adopted the Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan after extensive public input and review by technical professionals. The Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan guides how flooding and the associated hazards on major rivers, large tributaries, and associated floodplains are managed. The plan is a comprehensive approach to reduce damages and protect public safety from major river flooding and channel migration.
Community members that visited the open house were able to review the 2018 update to the Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan. The open house provided snap shots of the updates and changes to the plan. People were able to leave comments.
Pierce County Council approved the Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan in 2013. The 20-year plan outlines how the county will address flooding and channel migration along the rivers, large tributaries and associated floodplains.
JULY 2018 - Below are links to draft sections of the flood hazard plan updated based on comments from the community and stakeholders. Volume II of the plan is also posted here, however that document is still being updated.