The mission of the Surface Water Management Division is to deliver excellent services that reduce flood damage and protect and improve water quality and natural resources for the benefit of our communities.
Explore the different types of flooding and learn about additional resources if flooding occurs in your area. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. It is the most common natural disaster in the U.S.
Innovation helps county staff improve efficiency and accuracy
A Pierce County Planning & Public Works employee brought his engineering skills and interest in flying model airplanes together to improve a tool used to measure stormwater ponds in the county. The result was a reduction in time to map the bottoms of the ponds, increased accuracy in the mapping, and improved safety for staff. Find out more in the video.