Floodplains by Design recognized Yakima County’s innovative work restoring floodplains, designating it a “Floodplains Luminary.”
Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, praised Yakima County as a role model for floodplain restoration. “It’s the most innovative floodplain and water management work in the region,” Honeyford said. “Not only is it lowering long-term flooding risk and reducing infrastructure costs, the rivers are producing more salmon and providing cleaner water and recreation and quality of life benefits.”
Read the full story in the Yakima Herald.