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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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Flooding in Kittitas County, A Synopsis. 1973
1996 Comprehensive Flood Management Plan
Since 1996, Flood Hazard Planning efforts have recognized that the Elk Meadows, Elk Meadows Park, Pine Glen, and Sun Island communities are large-scale developments with urban densities that routinely experience Yakima River flooding. The Easton Reach Flood Hazard Assessment was conducted so that we could better understand, communicate about, and plan for these hazards.
The goals of this assessment are to gather information needed to develop a consensus on flood hazard reduction projects, irrigation and infrastructure improvements, and priority salmon recovery actions in the Wilson, Naneum and Cherry Creek watersheds, and to develop criteria, options and a schedule for subsequent projects.
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.