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Citizen comments sought for Flood Hazard Management Plan Update

Auburn property owners that could be affected by flooding of the White or Green Rivers can provide comments and suggestions to King County to help update the County's Flood Hazard Management Plan. The Plan, which was first adopted in 2007, addresses flood risks to people and property throughout King County.

The update will establish goals, objectives and guiding principles; provide an overview of historic flood and channel migration conditions; identify the accomplishments since the Plan was first adopted; recommend flood risk reduction strategies for the major rivers and tributaries; identify flood hazard management programs; and recommend site-specific projects to further reduce the risk of flooding and channel migration to property owners and residents. The Plan will also describe existing and potential future funding mechanisms to implement the projects and programs in the Plan.

To help prepare the draft update, King County will be hosting three public meetings to discuss the flood risk reduction strategies that are being considered. Each meeting will include an overview of the entire plan update, a schedule and a basin-specific presentation. Auburn's meeting will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Below is the full schedule of meetings:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012                         
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SnoValley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, WA
Basin Specific Presentations: South Fork Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Tolt, Raging Rivers

Wednesday, December 5, 2012                    
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Highlands Neighborhood Center, 800 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA
Basin Specific Presentations: Sammamish, Cedar, Green Rivers and Issaquah Creek

Thursday, December 6, 2012                        
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
William C. Warren Building, 405 E St NE, Auburn, WA
Basin Specific Presentations: Green and White Rivers

The draft update to the King County Flood Hazard Management Plan is expected to be released to the public in January 2013 for public comment and review and expected to be transmitted to the King County Council and the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors in April 2013 for review. The Plan update must also receive approval from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

For more information on the Flood Hazard Management Plan email King County or call 206-296-8001.
More detailed information is available on the King County Flood Hazard Management Plan webpage.