Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) recognized the importance of a more than $1 million Hazard Mitigation Grant received by Pierce County to help reduce the risk of flooding in the Lower Puyallup River Riverside and Clear Creek area. 

“Our communities continue to face the possibility of flooding and we must do everything we can to protect them,” said Congressman Adam Smith. “This grant will help to restore the natural floodplain and reduce the risk of flooding in the Lower Puyallup River Riverside and Clear Creek area.” 

The $1,074,428.00 in funding is being awarded to Pierce County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation program. The funding will be used to acquire flood damaged properties located in the Lower Puyallup River Riverside and Clear Creek area (south of SR 167 and west of the City of Puyallup).  

The flood damaged properties will be cleaned up and allowed to revert back to natural and beneficial riverine floodplain function and conditions. 

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