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King County is making it easy to comment on the Flood Management Plan that will guide actions to better prepare for climate impacts


King County will host two online meetings – on Feb. 15 and March 7 – where the public can learn about and comment on the final draft of the Flood Management Plan, which will guide actions to better prepare the region for increasing flood risks.


King County established an Engagement Hub and will host two online meetings to inform the public about the Flood Management Plan it is developing to better prepare the region for more frequent, severe flooding expected to occur due to climate change.

While past plans have focused on flooding along King County’s major rivers, this plan will capture a broader range of flood hazards that affect people and will include coastal flood hazards and sea level rise, small stream flooding, and urban flooding.

Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the plan now through March 15. A final flood plan will be submitted to the King County Council for consideration later this year. The flood plan – the first complete update since 2006 – will serve as King County’s guide for managing flood risks along rivers, creeks, and shorelines in unincorporated communities, the most common natural disaster in the region.

King County’s Water and Land Resources Division will host the online meetings where people can ask questions and provide verbal comments about the plan. Here are the two options with the same agenda:

King County has met with communities, Tribal governments, city, state, and federal agencies over the past 18 months to gather input on the best options to reduce flood risks. The flood plan sets floodplain management policy for unincorporated communities and could inform flood hazard managements by cities, the King County Flood Control District, and other floodplain partners.

The flood plan considers how King County can address high-priority flood risks while also considering the impacts of flooding on the function of rivers and shorelines, land development, traffic, waste management, food production, and recreation along rivers and coastal areas.

Interpretation services are available upon request. Visit to learn more about the plan and to register for one of the workshops.

For more information, contact Jason Wilkinson, King County Water and Land Resources Division, at or 206-477-4786.




Saffa Bardaro, Water and Land Resources Division, 206-477-4610