Pierce County is
developing a System Wide Improvement Framework Plan (SWIF). The plan
will guide maintenance practices and action plans on specific Pierce County levees over the next twenty years. These levees are part of a federal funding program under Public Law 84-99
(PL 84-99). The SWIF is necessary for Pierce County to continue
receiving federal funds to repair damages to these levees. Over the past
25 years, Pierce County has received nearly $17 million in aid through
the PL 84-99 program.
The SWIF is one of many ways Pierce
County is committed to implementing maintenance practices that reduce
flood risks to residents, businesses and infrastructure. The SWIF will
also consider how to best protect and improve fish and wildlife habitat
for species that rely on our river system.
Community Technical Group
The county has invited a Community Technical Group (CTG) to provide
technical input on the development of the SWIF Plan. The CTG will
include interested agencies, jurisdictions, tribes and other parties.
All meetings are open to the public and will be from 1pm-4pm at Fife Community Center, 2111 - 54th Ave. E, Fife, WA 98424.
Additional meeting dates may be added, as needed. This website will be updated to reflect additional meetings. Meeting agendas will be posted prior to each meeting and notes and presentations will be posted following each meeting.
We are looking for opportunities to provide in-person and online opportunities to share information about the SWIF and other Pierce County flood protection services. Several upcoming and recent events where you can find us and talk about the SWIF are:
September 26, 2015 - Orting Safety Fair (Orting High School)
Pierce County staff is available to provide presentations about the development of the SWIF at local City Council meetings and community meetings upon request. To request a presentation, please contact Rob Wenman.