The Farming in the Floodplain Project is focused on increasing the understanding of agricultural viability and analyzing the impact of proposed changes to flood and hydrology systems on farmlands (and farm businesses/farmers) in the Clear Creek area and in the greater Puyallup Watershed. We are working collaboratively with agricultural landowners, and conducted a technical analysis of current and future conditions that affect agriculture in Clear Creek.

For the next two years, we’ll be exploring the feasibility of separating agricultural drainage from the Clear Creek system and seeking on-the-ground projects that improve drainage. The long-term goal is to advance progress toward a collectively agreed upon plan for lands in Clear Creek that supports a thriving agricultural community, while also meeting fish and flood interests. Within the larger Watershed, we’re working to address drainage issues- a key factor of agricultural viability in Pierce County.



FFP- round 2!

The Farming in the Floodplain Project has officially moved to WSU in Puyallup. We’re affiliated with the Washington Stormwater Center and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Floodplains for the Future (FFTF) partnership- the group that received the first Floodplains by Design grants- continues to successfully collaborate, and received several recent large grants that will be used to further this work. Floodplains by Design funding will be arriving shortly, and the Farming in the Floodplain Project is planning for the next two years worth of work! Our work continues to be guided by the FFTF Agricultural Committee, … Continue reading “FFP- round 2!”



Resources

Looking for an agriculture report, a presentation from a recent meeting, or historical pictures of Clear Creek? Check out our resources page for reports, photos, presentations and maps of the area.
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