Intergovernmental Agreements in Watershed Planning

by Kathleen Kimbell, Snohomish County Dep of Public Works, United States,
Doug Beyerlein, Snohomish County Dep of Public Works, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


Management of the surface water system not only rests with state and federal agencies, but more importantly, with local jurisdictions. Recognizing this, a cooperative effort was undertaken by Snohomish County and the cities of Lynnwood and Brier to address problems associated with rapid urbanization. A plan was developed which, when implemented, will benefit natural surface water systems through the use of non-structural and structural measures. Financing of the solutions identified in the plan will be shared by the three jurisdictions based on impervious surface each contributes to the watershed.

Subject Headings: Watersheds | Government | Urban areas | Surface water | Jurisdiction | Urban and regional development | Municipal water | Water resources | Washington | United States

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