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River & Flood
The River and Flood Division provides private citizens and businesses with technical assistance for drainage and flood issues.
Analysis of Flood Data
Significant data has been collected from historical flood events.
Data is periodically updated as flood events occur.
Administrative and technical assistance is provided to flood control, diking, and drainage districts in Whatcom County.
Deer Creek 1 year after planting
Saar Creek 1 year after planting
Establishing Special Districts & Systems of Assessment
Whatcom County River and Flood staff provides assistance in:
Establishing special districts and systems of assessment.
Organizing and hosting special district meetings.
Monitoring and processing financial business,
Applying for permits,
Overseeing re-vegetation programs targeted at riparian areas.
Materials & Information
River & Flood staff provide maps, photos, studies, and reports that pertain to flood related issues.
Staff communicates currently achievable methods to reduce flood damages.
Staff provides flood related technical assistance in:
Supervision of development projects is provided.
Technical Assistance to Districts & Public
Ensures that all projects are designed and permitted in accordance with regulations.
Consistent with overall plans.
Helps entities take measures to protect themselves.
Ultimately reduce damages due to flooding and inadequate drainage.
Understanding Flood Hazards
Flood hazards in Whatcom County must be clearly conveyed for public awareness.
With the necessary information, the public can make/take appropriate decisions, actions, and implementation measures.
Early Flood Warning
Flood Hazard Reduction Program
Flood Preparedness & Initial Response
National Flood Insurance Program
Repair & Maintenance Program
Current/Recent River & Flood Projects