Pierce county 2023 flood plan

Pierce County, WA / 2023

Seva Workshop assisted in the preparation of five open houses (four in-person and one online), planning the content and preparing informational displays and handout materials. We prepared postcards, media talking points, an FAQ, and social media posts. We also designed a project portfolio and coordinated its translation into five languages.

Pierce County’s 2023 Flood Plan addresses coastal, groundwater, urban, and riverine flooding with policies, programs and projects to help create resilient communities by:

  • Reducing the impacts from major flooding events.
  • Reducing damage to critical infrastructure.
  • Reducing ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Improving natural habitat.
  • Protecting and maintaining the regional economy.

The 2023 Flood Plan identifies projects and policies that are financially and physically completable within the next 10 years. In addition to advancing projects identified in the 2013 Flood Plan, the 2023 Flood Plan will identify studies needed to inform future capital projects in the 2033 Flood Plan.

What is a Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan? Flooding affects communities in many ways, including impacts to our agriculture, residential, commercial, and industrial lands. Pierce County’s 2023 Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan outlines how Pierce County—in collaboration with local jurisdictions—will address and manage flooding and channel migration hazards throughout the county over the next 10 years. All riverine, urban, coastal, and groundwater flooding areas of Pierce County are addressed in the 2023 Flood Plan, including nine watersheds, the Puget Sound shoreline, the Puyallup and Nisqually rivers, and their major tributaries and streams.
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