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Swift Creek Information
Swift Creek originates on Sumas Mountain.
Has a long history of sediment loading and reduced hydraulic conveyance capacity.
A natural landslide has resulted in flooding.
Slide sediment is from a unique geologic deposit that contains naturally occurring asbestos.
Sediment is also known to contain trace metals including cadmium, cobalt, manganese, and nickel.
Department of Ecology's Swift Creek Website
Swift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan (SCSMAP)
The SCSMAP was prepared by Whatcom County Public Works Department, on behalf of the Flood Control Zone District (FCZD).
The Plan addresses sedimentation and flooding that result in damage to agricultural, residential, and public assets and have the potential to affect public health.
wift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan Documents
The following provide background information related to the SCSMAP:
June 25, 2013 Staff Report (PDF)
Swift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan (SCSMAP) (PDF)
2020 1st Quarter Project Update Swift Creek
Swift Creek Background Documents
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