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Farmers, apply for county farm pad help

Agricultural landowners or operators who work in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District can reduce their risk of loss from flooding by building a farm pad or elevated structure, where livestock and farm equipment can be placed during floods.

Over the last several years, the Flood District has provided Snoqualmie Valley farmers with technical assistance for 26 farm pads, which will help to reduce flood impacts to farmers and livestock. To download an application, go to www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call (206) 477-4815.

Eligible participants can receive technical and permitting assistance for building new farm pads or modifying existing structures during this year’s construction season. Applications for the Farm Pad Program, funded by the King County Flood Control District, are due by March 21.

King County’s River and Floodplain Management and Agriculture programs provide technical assistance and permitting help to landowners construct or elevate farm pads as part an ongoing commitment to mitigate flood impacts and sustain local agricultural practices.

The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at www.kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.

 

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