Meghan Jordan Matt Phelps
Communications Specialist II Communications Specialist II
County received 45 public comments
EVERETT, Wash., August 31, 2021 – The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) received 45 public comments regarding the Snohomish County’s Drainage Manual updates that went into effect July 1. The county will be hosting a public presentation to review comments received.
Snohomish County implemented one comment, related to bioretention plant requirements, in the 2021 Drainage Manual. Implementation of 34 comments would require Washington State Department of Ecology approval, which can’t be obtained before Ecology issued further regulatory revisions in 2024. However, implementation of the remaining 10 comments would not require Ecology approval, and the county has given more consideration to these.
Join the Snohomish County Executive Office and county staff at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9 for a Virtual Public Presentation to learn more about the public comments and the county’s responses to them.
Virtual Public Briefing
About Snohomish County Conservation and Natural Resources
The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management; the Division of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture. DCNR works in support of thriving communities; a clean and healthy environment to foster environmental stewardship; ensuring food security; supporting a green economy, and strengthening communities by providing regional parks and infrastructure; protecting the region's water, air, land and natural habitats; enhancing agriculture and recreation; and reducing flooding. https://snohomishcountywa.gov/5758