Northwest NEWS

December 31, 2001

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Help King County update its Flood Hazard Reduction Plan

King County is updating its nationally acclaimed Flood Hazard Reduction Plan and is looking for help from the public. The plan, adopted in 1993, outlines the countywide strategy for reducing the hazards associated with major river flooding.
   Despite the contemporary nature of the plan, an update is needed to ensure that future floodplain management activities support regional efforts to conserve and recover threatened salmon. The update will also respond to changes in river conditions and account for projects in the original plan that have since been completed.
   King County has published a Web page describing the update process and invites county residents to take an interactive survey as a first step to help shape the plan.
   The Web page can be found at http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/flood/fhrpupdate.htm. Information about the update is also available by contacting Nancy Faegenburg of King County Rivers Program at (206) 296-8372. King County was recently recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its outstanding floodplain management programs. The recognition translates directly into reduced flood insurance premiums for King County residents.