River Flooding

Surface Water Management's River and Floodplain Services staff:
  • Maintain the “Flood Information Center” webpage and the real-time river gauges (map), which provides up-to-date information on the river levels across Snohomish County
  • Conduct river-related studies and develop river management plans
  • Partner or coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates
  • Perform on-site investigations and provide technical assistance at the request of owners of rural property affected by flooding and bank erosion
  • Respond to flood emergencies in coordination with the Department of Emergency Management, providing technical information and direct assistance
  • Provide education and outreach materials for affected property owners, lenders, insurers and realtors on the flood risk