Floodplains by Design

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"Floodplains by Design" is a term that describes both a national initiative being piloted in Washington State by The Nature Conservancy and a new state capital program being developed by Washington State Department of Ecology. The US Geological Survey has provided technical leadership to assess the ecological functions and flood risk within Puget Sound river floodplains.

The Floodplains By Design Grant Program

  • The state capital program was developed in response to a capital appropriation in the 2013-15 State biennial WDOE budget, which funded an initial 11 Puget Sound projects, largely derived from Lead Entity three year workplans where salmon recovery actions provide multiple beneifits, and provided additional funds for competitive funding.
  • The new program decided to extend the effort to State-wide projects, and develop a list for the 2015-17 budget.
  • Washington State Department of Ecology program webpage
  • The program prepares a project list for legislative review. Appropriations are targetted to specific projects, reducing the programs ability to adjust the funding package after appropriation in response to changes in project status. This is the culmination of a trend toward direct legislative oversight of capital programs which has reduced program staffs ability to adjust funding in the public interest.

The National Initiative

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