The City of Sammamish participates floodplain management, which under federal regulations means the operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations. The City also participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which provides residents within the floodplain the opportunity to purchase affordable flood insurance policies and requires the adoption of floodplain management regulations that meet federal requirements.
Currently, the City is working to complete a mandatory update to Chapter 15.10 SMC - Flood Damage Prevention to continue to meet federal requirements and qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program. The Washington Department of Ecology has provided the City with the necessary code updates to meet the eligibility requirements for National Flood Insurance Program which must be adopted by August 19, 2020.
For more information on the Flood Damage Prevention update, please visit our Connect Sammamsih page by clicking the button below. There, you will be able to sign up for updates, track important dates, and ask any questions you may have.
To view project documents, including SEPA materials, please click here.