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Snoqualmie - Skykomish River Watershed, King County, Washington

Snoqualmie Fish, Farm & Flood Advisory Committee

April 3 Public Meeting

King County hosted a public workshop on April 3, 2014 at the Preston Community Center to inform and invite comments on the progress of its collaborative watershed planning efforts. For more information about that meeting, visit our Current Events page.

Posted March 2014

In December 2012, as part of an update to the King County Comprehensive Plan, the King County Council added Comprehensive Plan Policy R-650 to the Rural Area and Natural Resource Lands Chapter. The policy calls for “…a collaborative watershed planning process with the goal of maintaining and improving agricultural viability, improving ecological function and habitat quality, and restoring floodplains through integrated, watershed-wide strategies.”

King County Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) is leading the effort to create the watershed planning process pursuant to policy R-650. Starting in the Snoqualmie watershed, WLRD staff are working with a cross-section of agricultural, salmon habitat, and flood risk reduction interests to devise multi-objective strategies that improve conditions for farm, fish, and flood risk management objectives through a collaborative process. An advisory committee began meeting in November 2013 and will continue to meet twice per month through at least April 2014. A list of committee members can be found here.  

The expected outcomes of the committee processes include a prioritized list of recommended actions for improving agricultural viability, ecological functions, habitat quality, and flood risk reduction for consideration by the County Executive and, through the budget process or regulatory proposals, by the King County Council and/or, as appropriate, the King County Flood Control District. The Committee may recommend a variety of actions, such as specific capital projects, programmatic actions, or changes to policies and regulations.

Note: all documents provided on this page are Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Meeting Schedule

The Committee meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (see calendar).

Background

Maps

  • Map 1 - Floodplain/Floodway/Agricultural Production District Overlap Map
  • Map 2 - Fish Distribution
  • Map 3 - 10-Year Flood Depth Map
  • Map 4 - 2012 Aerial Image
  • Map 5 - 2013 Snoqualmie River APD Land Use
  • Map 6 - Snoqualmie Agricultural Waterways Classification

Meeting Materials

Meeting 10, April 23, 2014, Materials:
Meeting 9, April 9, 2014, Materials:
Meeting 8, March 26, 2014, Materials:
Meeting 7, March 12, 2014, Materials:
Meeting 6, February 26, 2014, Materials:
Meeting 5, February 12, 2014, Materials:

Meeting 4, January 22, 2014, Materials:

Meeting 3, January 8, 2014, Materials:

Meeting 2, December 10, 2013, Materials:

Meeting 1, November 19, 2013, Materials:

For more information about the Snoqualmie Fish, Farm & Flood Advisory Committee, please contact Janne Kaje, Snoqualmie Watershed Coordinator, at Janne.kaje@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-4078.