Flood Hazard Regulations
Some areas in Snoqualmie are designated special flood hazard areas, therefore, the City of Snoqualmie participates in a program called National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which provides flood insurance protection to property owners in flood-prone areas.
Among other things, the NFIP requires that communities containing special flood hazard areas and other flood-prone areas adopt floodplain management regulations that meet certain minimum criteria set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These regulations are designed to reduce or avoid flood damages.
FEMA regularly updates its flood insurance rate maps and applicable regulations. When this occurs, the City of Snoqualmie must update its flood hazard regulations to remain in compliance with federal rules. FEMA is also issuing updated maps for King County which will take effect on August 19, 2020, however, the mapped floodplain and floodway in Snoqualmie is not changing as a result of these map updates.
Floodplain/floodway map (downtown Snoqualmie)
- Flood Report 2019-2020 (PDF)
- Ordinance 1237 Flood Hazard Regulations Update 08.12.2020
- Flood Hazard Regulations DRAFT for SMC 15.12 (PDF)
- WA State Model Ordinance Evaluation Sheet 04 28 2020 (PDF)
- Flood Hazard Regulations Memo to Planning Commission 06 15 2020 (PDF)
- Flood Hazard Regulations Memo to Planning Commission 06 01 2020 (PDF)
- Flood Hazard Regulations Memo to Planning Commission 05 18 2020 (PDF)
- FIRM Panel 53033C0743H (PDF)
- FIRM Panel 53033C0739G (PDF)
- FIRM Panel 53033C0737F (PDF)