Floodplains for the Future: Puyallup, White & Carbon Rivers
Floodplains for the Future—Puyallup, White & Carbon Rivers is a cross-sector and inter-organizational partnership hosted by Pierce County in order to recover floodplain functions and to protect the health and safety of communities around them. Floodplains for the Future works to balance farm, fish, and flood management values, to provide a safe place to voice varied opinions and needs, and to advance integrated floodplain management solutions in the Puyallup, White, and Carbon Rivers.
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The Farming in the Floodplain Project is focused on increasing the understanding of agricultural viability and analyzing the impact of proposed changes to flood and hydrology systems on farmlands (and farm businesses/farmers) in the Clear Creek area in the Puyallup River Basin. We are working collaboratively with agricultural landowners, and conducting a technical analysis of current and future conditions that affect agriculture in Clear Creek. The long-term goal is to advance progress toward a collectively agreed upon plan for lands in Clear Creek that supports a thriving agricultural community, while also meeting fish and flood interests.