USGS Washington Water Science Center
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The Issue: Significant flooding occurred throughout western Washington on January 7 and 8, 2009. As part of its Hazard Mitigation effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X needs documentation on the extent of flooding for verifying Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and corresponding Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) that have been recently completed, or are planned for some of the rivers affected by the flooding.
How USGS will help: The USGS will conduct field surveys of flood high-water-marks to document the extent, elevation, and magnitude of flooding in selected river reaches in Western Washington.