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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Naneum, Wilson, and Cherry Creek Watershed
Online Elevation Certificate Search
Floodplain Regulations Flyer November 2013
Kittitas County Public Works Annual Flood Newsletter 2013
Kittitas County Public Works Annual Flood Newsletter 2012
Floodplain development permits are required prior to beginning any work
on improved or unimproved real estate within the 100-year floodplain. This includes, but is not limited
to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling
operations or storage of equipment or materials located within the areas of special flood hazard.
To determine if your property is within a floodplain, visit http://www.floodsmart.gov,
use the county's online mapping program COMPAS
or call the County Floodplain Manager at 509-962-7523.
How to use COMPAS to determine
if your property is in the floodplain.
The re-mapping process has been put on hold, and the County has not received an updated schedule and
it is unknown when the project will restart. Any updates to the process will be noted on the Kittitas
County Project Portal on the
STARR website. STARR, which stands for Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction, is a team of
four consulting firms hired by FEMA to perform mapping, risk assessment and mitigation planning nationwide.
2014 Services Notification
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.