The Farming in the Floodplain Project is part of the Floodplains for the Future partnership in Pierce County, Washington State. We are focused on increasing the understanding of agricultural viability and analyzing the impact of future changes to flood and hydrology systems on farmlands (and farm businesses/farmers) in the greater Puyallup Watershed and in the Clear Creek area. We are working collaboratively with agricultural landowners to understand, document, and support agricultural viability needs in the Watershed.

Continuing our work in the Clear Creek subbasin, we’ll be writing and working towards implementation of an Agricultural Resilience Action Plan, and supporting on-the-ground projects that improve agricultural viability. 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 the needs of fish and flood interests. Within the larger Watershed, we’re working with partners to understand and address the physical barriers (often agricultural drainage) of agricultural viability in Pierce County.

WSDA staff and partners visit the Clear Creek area

On July 8th, several dozen partners came to the WSU Puyallup Campus to discuss the Floodplains by Design funded work to support agricultural viability in the area. The goals were to discuss how FbD funding has used multiple tools and collective action to understand and support agricultural viability in the Clear Creek area and discuss efforts within the broader Puyallup Watershed. We also shared how WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, WSDA, and the work of the Farm Committee of the Floodplains for the Future partnership are supporting agricultural viability in the Watershed. Finally, we discussed many ideas about opportunities to better … Continue reading “WSDA staff and partners visit the Clear Creek area”


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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