2021 Newsletter: FCZD steps into new era

Administrator's Message from 2021 FCZD Newsletter:

I’m happy to report that Chelan County did not experience any high intensity rainfall events this past year that caused extraordinary damage to our roads and infrastructure. In a year when we needed to catch a little break, it appears that happened for us.

With last year being more of a planning year for the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District, we head into the summer ready for our first large-scale construction project. In July, we begin building a bridge on South Lakeshore Road at Slide Ridge. We have a story for you about the project on page 2. The project marks a milestone for the district and will be an example of the important flood mitigation work we hope to continue in the future with the support of the revenues generated by the district.

With those revenues, we also were able to secure about $2.3 million in flood mitigation grants from FEMA. About $1.3 million of that money will be used in the Slide Ridge project, and the other monies will be put to use in 2022 when we start the No. 1 Canyon Flood Basin #2 project. Read more about our additional projects on page 3.

And, lastly, as we prepare for 2022, we will begin in the coming months working on updating the 2017 Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan. The plan serves as a guidance document for a five-year performance period for the FCZD. The plan presents not only a long-term vision for managing all flood hazards in Chelan County but also recommends near-term actions to achieve that vision. It is the foundation of the district and will serve as our road map into the future.  

For a full report on this past year, read the 2020 FCZD Progress Report online. 

-- Eric Pierson, FCZD District Administrator


Read the full newsletter online.

Last Updated: 08/24/2021 09:05 AM

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