Current Planning 

Lower Nooksack River Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP) Update

The Lower Nooksack River Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP) provides detailed recommendations for flood hazard reduction strategies and projects along the lower Nooksack River. The Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District adopted the CFHMP in 1999 and is currently working to update the plan and integrate flood hazard reduction strategies with the needs of salmon and agriculture. The River and Flood Division has established a Floodplain Integrated Planning (FLIP) Team to assist in updating the plan. 

Floodplain Integrated Planning Team (FLIP)

The FLIP team includes representatives from:
  • Flood Control Zone District and sub-zone districts advisory committees
  • Diking districts 
  • Federal, state and local agency staff 
  • Local tribes
  • Technical experts

Public Meetings

The CFHMP update process will include two meetings to get public input at key points in the planning process. The first public meeting scheduled for January 15, 2020 has been postponed due to inclement weather.  Visit the FLIP Meetings page for details.  To be placed on the meeting notification list, please contact Lonni Cummings at