River & Flood

Information on November 2021 flood recovery available at: www.whatcomcounty.us/flood.

Whatcom County's River and Flood Division provides flood response and floodplain management services including:

  • Comprehensive flood management planning and river-related studies
  • Flood hazard reduction through capital projects and acquisition of flood-prone areas
  • Repair and maintenance of levees and other flood protection structures
  • Emergency flood response including early warning and coordination with other agencies
  • Technical assistance and site visits to assist landowners affected by flooding and bank erosion
  • Floodplain permitting and administration of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Education and outreach to affected property owners, lenders, insurers, and realtors on flood risks and flood preparedness
  • Administrative support for the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and assistance to subzones and special districts