MEMO FOR :
Meetings with the following:
Skagit County Planning Department Regarding Floodway Boundaries
Town of Hamilton Regarding FIA Intermediate Coor,dination
City of Burlington Regarding Floodway Boundaries
Town of Lyman Regard'ing FIA Intermediate Coordination
On 26 August attending the
1980, Gardner and I traveled to Skagit County for the purpose
26 August and Meetings 3 and 4 took place on i7 August. were also attended by Mr.Wes Edens of FEMA.
All of the meetings
Gardner, Edens, and I met with Bob Schofield, Skagit County Planning
Director; Otto Walberg, Skagit County Planning Assistant Director; Judy Lafollette, Skagit County Permit Center Director; and John Leonard, Consulting Engineer for the city of Burlington, to discuss proposed floodway boundaries
by Skagit County.
will not issue maps with the county,'s floodwaybounu
aries unless accompanied by a floodway table.
They would issue two sets of
associated with the release of two sets of
but Edens explained that there FEMA policy requires a flood
way data table be(ore any floodway map is released pUblicly.
LaFollette expressed concern with the lack of
backing for the county's
stated that he felt the county's floodway lines
are more defendable in a practical 'sense, but the Corps lines are more defend able in a legal sense. ' Gar dner suggested a depth-velocity ordinance might be used to extend the equal-conveyance floodway boundaries to cover deeply flooded
King County has used this method
where there is no floodway.
the Flood Insurance Studies: county's £loodways under the
2) FPMS Corps'
Technical Services program: and 3) upon completion of the hydraulic analysis and creation of a Floodway Data Table, would revise the maps accordingly. Schofield would like the Shangri-La area to be out of the floodway since they
are on higher ground and only SUbjected to shallow flooding, and proposed a
split floodway, which would result' in access problems.
The county is concerned
about access, but offered no solution.
Gardner suggested that
the split floodway around
under the Technical Services program.
Schofield will provide the Corps with several proposed floodways to analyze.