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

Reach Teams


  • Reach 1 (I5 in Ferndale to Bellingham Bay) planning work not yet started in this reach
  • Reach 2 (Guide Meridian to I5 in Ferndale) 
  • Reach 3 (Everson Bridge to Guide Meridian) planning work not yet started in this reach
  • Reach 4 (Deming to Everson Bridge) planning work not yet started in this reach
  • Reach 5 (Everson-Sumas Overflow) planning work not yet started in this reach

Public Meetings


The CFHMP update process will include public process to get public input at key points in the planning process. 

 



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