Pierce County is developing a System Wide Improvement Framework Plan (SWIF). The plan will guide maintenance practices and action plans on specific Pierce County levees over the next twenty years. These levees are part of a federal funding program under Public Law 84-99 (PL 84-99). The SWIF is necessary for Pierce County to continue receiving federal funds to help pay for the cost to repair damages to these levees. The SWIF is necessary for Pierce County to continue receiving federal funds to help pay for the cost to repair damages to these levees and other emergency services provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Pierce Over the past 25 years, Pierce County has received nearly $17 million in aid through the PL 84-99 program.
The SWIF is one of many ways Pierce County is committed to implementing maintenance practices that reduce flood risks to residents, businesses and infrastructure. The SWIF will also consider how to best protect and improve fish and wildlife habitat for species that rely on our river system.
Pierce County staff is available to provide presentations about the development of the SWIF at local City Council meetings and community meetings upon request. To request a presentation, please contact Rob Wenman.
Community Technical Group
A Community Technical Group (CTG) provided technical input on the development of the SWIF Plan. The CTG included interested agencies, jurisdictions, tribes and other parties.
All meetings were open to the public and held at the Fife Community Center, 2111 - 54th Ave. E, Fife, WA 98424