2020 newsletter spotlights district projects

From the June 2020 Chelan County Flood Control Zone District Newsletter:

October will mark the seventh anniversary of the establishment of the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District, or FCZD. As the district has checked off the steps to build itself a foundation, from the establishment of the district to the adoption of a Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan, we now find ourselves invested in several flood control projects that will better the safety of our community.

This newsletter details some of those projects, including the No. 1 Canyon Debris Basins in Wenatchee, the Slide Ridge Retrofit project at Lake Chelan, a new stream gage recently installed on the Mad River near Entiat and a culvert replacement project on Antoine Creek in Chelan. While it’s been a busy year, next year is shaping up to be even busier.

It’s important to point out that these kinds of projects would not be possible without the financial backing of the tax payers and the FCZD. As the district capacity grows, monies generated are able to leverage federal grants, including $2.3 million that we have received in only the past two years.

Looking back on the past year, Chelan County experienced a number of short duration events that produced high intensity rainfall. These events sent water, mud, rock and woody debris over and on top of numerous roadways, leading to plugged culverts; filled and eroded ditches; public and private property damage and other similar problems. The Board of County Commissioners issued two emergency declarations for Chelan County in 2019.

These types of flood-related events aren’t going away. But the district is prepared to not only respond to such events but to also further serve as a leader in exploring what mitigation measures can be taken to minimize the impacts of these natural events in our county.

For a full report on this past year, read the 2019 FCZD Progress Report online. The full newsletter also is available online.

-- Eric Pierson, FCZD administrator

Last Updated: 06/04/2020 02:31 PM

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  • 16
    Dec 2020
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 16, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 16
    Dec 2020
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - December 16, 2020 (changed from December 23, 2020)

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
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    Chelan County Noxious Weed Board Meeting - 4th Quarter

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    Dec 2020
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 03
    Dec 2020
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Review Draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report

    Posted by: Public Works

    A multi-year effort that brought together more than 100 people from organizations throughout Chelan County has resulted in a draft Climate Resiliency Strategy report that builds a foundation for future climate resilience and adaptation work. The community will have opportunities to hear more details about the report and provide input during two upcoming meetings: