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File #: 2013-0419    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 11/18/2013 Final action: 11/18/2013
Enactment date: 11/26/2013 Enactment #: 17697
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to river and floodplain management, adopting the 2013 Flood Hazard Management Plan Update; and amending Ordinance 11112, Section 1 , as amended, and K.C.C. 20.12.480.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Flood Control, River
Code sections: 20.12.480 -
Attachments: 1. 17697.pdf, 2. A. 2013 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update and Progress Report, 3. A. 2013 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update and Progress Report, 4. 2013-0419 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. 2013-0419 (KCFHMP) update council notice.doc, 6. 2013-0419 Staff Report FMHP (COW) 10-21-13.docx, 7. 2013-0419 PowerPoint FMHP Attach 2 ppt.pdf, 8. 2013-0419 Affidavit of Publication - Seattle Times.pdf
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Clerk 09/16/2013
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AN ORDINANCE relating to river and floodplain management, adopting the 2013 Flood Hazard Management Plan Update; and amending Ordinance 11112, Section 1 , as amended, and K.C.C. 20.12.480.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Six major river systems flow through King County - the South Fork Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, Cedar, Green and White rivers - and their significant tributaries, the Tolt, Raging, Miller and Greenwater rivers. Other tributaries and smaller streams include Tokul Creek, Kimball Creek, Coal Creek (in Snoqualmie), Issaquah Creek, Fifteen Mile Creek and Holder Creek.
2. River and stream flooding impact private property, businesses, public and private infrastructure such as parks and utilities, transportation corridors, and can directly and indirectly result in loss of life.
3. The 2013 Flood Hazard Management Plan Update ("the 2013 flood plan update") consists of the adopted 2006 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan, as amended by technical updates and progress reports that reflect new information on flood-related hazards, vulnerabilities and accomplishments related to flood risk reduction that have occurred since the adoption of the 2006 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan in January 2007 ("the 2006 plan"). The 2013 flood plan update does not change the policies that are contained in the 2006 plan, but does provide technical updates and progress reports to the 2006 plan, by adding additional material to Chapters 1 through 6 of the 2006 plan, and replacing Chapter 7 and Appendices A through F of the 2006 plan with a new Chapter 7 and Appendices A through L.
4. The 2006 plan provided an update to the 1993 Flood Hazard Reduction Plan in an effort to respond to aging flood protection infrastructure and unmet maintenance needs, new or updated federal regulatory requirements, environmental impacts of past flood hazard management practices and changes in watersheds since 1993.
5. In January 2007, ...

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