Yakima River Assessment Documents Posted

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.

Status of FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map Update

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