Flooding

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Every year flooding is the most costly disaster in the U.S.

Types of Flooding


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River


Groundwater





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Urban


Coastal


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2023 Comprehensive Flood Plan


Roadway Flooding

You can report roadway flooding issues 24/7 by calling (253) 798-6000 or report online.


Current Conditions

Get current information on flooding and other inclement weather events and the Pierce County Road Status Map.

1Learn how to protect your family and property before, during and after a flood event. 
Check out our tips.


2

Find out if your property is at risk of flooding. Visit our FEMA Maps webpage to learn more about Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), how FEMA Flood Maps   are changing and to better understand flood insurance. You may also Request a free Flood Risk Map.


3

Buy flood insurance. You don't need to live in the floodplain to purchase flood insurance.

Learn more.

Flooding Resources

Report a Problem

Flood Stories

Floodplain Management

Flood Control Zone District

Flooding News and Response

Pierce County seeking public comments on updated Nisqually Watershed flood maps

May 5, 2022

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Pierce County is updating its flood code regulations to ensure compatibility with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

June 2, 2021

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Changes to flood thresholds of White River and South Prairie Creek to aid in flood preparation

February 23, 2021

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