Floodplains

We provide local governments with planning and regulation resources to reduce their flood risks.
We provide local governments with planning and regulation resources to reduce their flood risks.

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Ecology soliciting applications for local flood hazard planning grants
The Washington Legislature established the state Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) to help local and Tribal governments plan for and reduce their flood risks.
Stream team volunteers making a difference in the Chehalis River Basin
Our Lewis County Stream Team partners are engaged in volunteer projects that help restore aquatic habitat and reduce damage from floods in the Chehalis River Basin.
Reducing flood risks in our communities
Modern flood management strives to restore a floodplain’s natural flood capacity, protecting lives and homes while also benefiting fish and wildlife. Several state and federal grant programs can help.
In the spirit of Arbor Day
We're sharing projects that demonstrate the spirit of Arbor Day, through our Terry Husseman Grant Program in North Central Washington.
March 9 public forum focuses on Skookumchuck Dam study
We are holding a public forum March 9 to share information about our Skookumchuck Dam study to evaluate if the structure could help reduce flood damage and improve aquatic habitat.
January floods deluge Chehalis River basin
After major floods inundated the Chehalis River basin in January, we assessed how some flood-damage reduction projects fared.
World Wetlands Day
For World Wetlands Day, we are highlighting some of the efforts to help manage, value, restore, and love Washington wetlands.
Working to reduce Washington flood risks
Across Washington, the costs of flooding exceed all other natural disasters. In any given year, there is a better than an 80% chance that 10 or more flood events will occur.
Floodplains by Design grants available
Every year countless homes, structures, and businesses across Washington are inundated by floodwaters. We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2025 FbD grant program.
Grant applications being accepted for flood-hazard planning
We're providing $1.5 million in funding to help communities develop plans to prepare for and reduce flood risks.

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