Everett is writing a new Surface Water Comprehensive Plan, which will include an analysis of the city's drainage basins. The original basin plans were completed more than 25 years ago. Since then, the city has annexed new areas so the boundaries of the city have become larger. In addition, the Washington State Department of Ecology regulations have changed significantly.
To accomplish this goal, city staff and surface water experts will work near the water's edge in these areas to collect information about:
Barriers to fish passage
Channel bank condition
Number and health of fish
Stream bed sediment
Staff and experts will review this information and use it as the basis for the Surface Water Comprehensive Plan, which will include identifying projects and programs to manage the city's surface water, including: