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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-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.
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In 2019, Kittitas County adopted the Kittitas County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses natural hazards such as floods, wildfire, avalanches, drought, earthquakes, and landslides. The 2021 Progress Report for plan implementation is available at Kittitas County’s Hazard Mitigation Website (https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/public-works/hazard-mitigation-plan/).
Kittitas County Fire District #51, the Snoqualmie Pass Utility District, the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, the Kittitas County Conservation District and Kittitas County all report on their progress advancing plan activities between October 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021. Among the highlights, Kittitas County initiated its stream gaging program in 2021, and stream gages are now deployed on Naneum Creek and Whiskey Creek. Kittitas County Fire District No. 51 is upgrading its communication system, which will enable it to better coordinate with regional jurisdictions. The Snoqualmie Pass Utility District has started construction of phase 1 wastewater treatment facility improvements, which will increase the resiliency of the wastewater treatment system to the impacts of natural hazards. The Cle-Elum Roslyn School District partnered with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to deploy Firewise techniques around the school campus. The Kittitas County Conservation District conducted 22.8 acres of fuels reduction treatments with 8 landowners in priority areas. The Conservation district also partnered with Fire District 7 on a chipping program 2021 that served 40 landowners.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Arden Thomas, 509-962-7523,
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.