Natural Resources

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan- Background

The Chelan County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) is a comprehensive document that evaluates and identifies natural hazards, potential risks from those hazards, and projects to mitigate for and respond to hazard events within Chelan County. The Chelan County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a comprehensive plan that assesses wildfire risk, identifies prioritized areas for wildfire risk reduction, reviews different treatment options, and provides a mitigation action plan. Both plans are developed through steering committees and public input. The 2019 HMP was approved by FEMA on December 10, 2019 and expires December 9, 2024. The 2019 CWPP was adopted by the Chelan County Commissioners on July 1, 2019.

2019 HMP Volume 1 and Volume 2

2019 CWPP

2024 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update - Overview 

In 2023, Chelan County was awarded grant funding from FEMA to perform an integrated update to the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and the 2019 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

The Chelan County HMP Planning Partnership, comprised of Chelan County and the cities of Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat, Leavenworth and Wenatchee, Fire Districts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Cascadia Conservation District, and Chelan County Flood Control Zone District, reconvened to update the 2019 Chelan County Multi-Jurisdiction Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The update process will reassess the risk from natural hazards using the most up to date information and provide the Planning Partnership an opportunity to update their mitigation actions plans.

The HMP planning process is integrated with an update to the Chelan County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Click here for more information on this plan. The CWPP planning team has also reconvened to review the 2019 plan, update the risk assessment, and re-address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, and structure protection.

Public Outreach and Information

The planning process will include opportunities for public participation, including open houses, surveys, interactive maps, and other opportunities. HMP Steering Committee meetings and most CWPP Wildfire Sub-Committee meetings are open to the public via the Zoom link below. Information about these opportunities will be posted on this website when available.

HMP Steering Committee

The HMP Steering Committee will meet 6-8 times over the next year to guide the plan development process. The committee is made up of local agency representatives, members of the public, and community-based organizations. Meeting agendas and summaries will be posted here.  All HMP Steering Committee meetings will be open to the public via the Zoom link below. The public will be provided opportunity to provide comment at the beginning of the meeting on items discussed during prior meetings. For questions about the plan update or to be added to an email list and receive updates on the planning process, please contact Elle Robinson.

Steering Committee Ground Rules

CWPP Wildfire Sub-Committee

The CWPP Wildfire Sub-Committee meets separately from the HMP Steering Committee. The sub-committee is made up of local fire district representatives, state and federal fire services, members of the public, and community-based organizations. Most sub-committee meetings will be open to the public via the same Zoom link.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85367124816?pwd=yrDbCQILcDe7IEpQNn5zcayUoW25sb.1
Meeting ID: 853 6712 4816
Passcode: 999740

2024 HMP Steering Committee:

The HMP Steering Committee will meet on the following dates from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

March 6, 2024          Agenda       Meeting Summary

April 18, 2024           Agenda       Meeting Summary

May 16, 2024             Agenda

June 20, 2024

July 18, 2024

August 15, 2024

September 19, 2024

 

2024 CWPP Wildfire Sub-committee:

The CWPP Wildfire Sub-Committee will meet on the following dates from 2:30-4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

March 6, 2024          Agenda       Meeting Summary

April 4, 2024             Agenda       Meeting Summary

April 18, 2024           Agenda       Meeting Summary

May 16, 2024             Agenda

June 20, 2024                                                                                                                                    

July 18, 2024

August 15, 2024

September 19, 2024

 

2018 Updated Chelan County RIsk Maps Plan Documents

Shake Map-Cascadia M9.0 (2016)

Shake Map-Cascadia M7.2 

Liqufaction Susceptibility

Flood Boundaries

Deep-Seated Landslide Susceptilibilty

Shallow-Seated Landslide Susceptilibilty

 

 

2011 Plan and maps

County Maps

City Specific Maps

Posted: 02/12/2015 09:54 AM
Last Updated: 05/17/2024 01:10 PM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 21
    Jun 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Ballots mailed for military, overseas and out of state voters

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Ballots mailed for Military, Overseas and Out of State voters

  • 19
    Jun 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - June 19, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6518 ******HOLIDAY***********
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - June 5, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 509-667-6518
  • 05
    Jun 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on June 5, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, ES Conference Room.
  • 22
    May 2024
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - May 22, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street