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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.
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The Board of County Commissioners formed a Flood Control Zone District through resolution on July 17, 2012.
On August 7, 2012, the BOCC approved a resolution placing a measure on the November 6, 2012 ballot to ask
the county residents whether the district should be funded. Voters approved funding of the FCZD.
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.
Floodplain permits can be found on the Fees and Applications page.
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.
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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.