The State of Washington has been investing in projects using the Floodplains by Design approach since 2013, leveraging significant funds from other state and federal sources. As the Floodplains by Design partnership has grown, so have the number of innovative, collaborative floodplains projects in need of funding. The state awarded new funding in the 2015-17 budget, further cementing the Floodplains by Design program and allowing seven projects to move forward. Yet much remains to be done, and we look forward to working with the legislature to increase funding for multiple benefits floodplains projects, as well as other critical clean water programs.

See what the Floodplains by Design projects have accomplished so far, and stay tuned for updates from the projects. The projects that received funding for 2015 are:


  • Yakima Floodplain Management Program
  • Puyallup Watershed Floodplain Reconnections – Tier 1
  • Lower Dungeness River Floodplain Restoration
  • Boeing Levee/Russell Road Improvements & Floodplain Restoration
  • Middle Green River/Porter Gateway Protection and Restoration
  • Cedar River Corridor Plan Implementation
  • Sustainable Management of the Upper Quinault River Floodplain