Flood Control Zone District News
Public invited to comment on 2018 Progress Report
Posted By: Flood Control Zone District on February 04, 2019
In 2017, Chelan County’s FCZD Board of Supervisors adopted a Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP), which recommends regional policies, programs, and projects to reduce the risk to people and property from river flooding, alluvial fans and channel migration in Chelan County.
During the development of the CFHMP, a steering committee was assembled that oversaw the creation of the plan and made recommendations on key elements of the plan, including the maintenance strategy. The principle role of a steering committee in the plan’s maintenance strategy is to review the annual progress report and to provide input to Chelan County’s FCZD on possible enhancements to be considered to ensure the CFHMP remains an active and relevant document.
With that said, the FCZD has prepared the 2018 Annual Progress Report for your review and comments. A few highlights on what the FCZD has accomplished this past year include:
90% design on additional debris basins in Number 1 Canyon
30% design on Slide Ridge retrofit (the FCZD received $1.3 million in construction funding from FEMA)
60% analysis on the Number 1 Canyon drainage
Community Rating System (CRS) audit
Funding for O&M of seven emergency alert rain gages
Public education and outreach to residents within the 100-year floodplain
Cashmere Levee Maintenance Plan
Comments on the 2018 Annual Progress Report can be submitted by Feb. 28, 2019, to public information officer Jill FitzSimmons at email@example.com or at Chelan County Public Works, 316 Washington St., Suite 402, Wenatchee, WA, 98801.