County receives $8.5M grant for floodplain restoration work along the Lower Skykomish River
13 Jan 2022
EVERETT, Wash., January 12, 2022 – Snohomish County’s Community Floodplain Solutions (CFS) program received a second grant of $8.5 million from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Floodplains by Design program. The 2021 grant furthers the integrated floodplain management work that was funded in 2019 for the Skykomish River near the cities of Sultan and Monroe and expands this work further downstream in the Snohomish Watershed through 2025.
“Integrated Floodplain Management requires years of planning and cooperation between multiple agencies and willing landowners,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Director Tom Teigen. “The second Floodplains by Design grant allows capital projects to move beyond the initial scoping and design phase toward construction and completion so that we may help bring relief to flood-impacted residents and local farmers while also supporting endangered fish and wildlife.”