Pierce County is currently in the process of drafting the 2023 Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan. This plan will outline how Pierce County, in collaboration with local jurisdictions, will address and manage riverine, coastal, groundwater, and urban flooding and river channel migration hazards. There is an open house Tuesday, March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McMillin Grange (12615 SR 162 E. in Puyallup).
"Anyone who has lived through a flood knows how costly it can be," said Councilmember Dave Morell (District 1). "It's important to engage in these types of planning processes because what you see year to year at your home and in your community can have an impact on the plan and your community's readiness and resilience to floods."
This effort is being led by Planning and Public Works. The plan identifies policies, programs, and projects to help improve our community’s resilience to flooding hazards by:
- Reducing flooding impacts.
- Reducing structure damages.
- Reducing maintenance costs.
- Improving natural habitat while supporting the regional economy.