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.

King County Flood Control District

Project Spotlight

Restoring Rainbow Bend: Good for People and Fish.


King County Flood District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program (3/13/15)

Flood barrier removal in Pacific: crews will open Pacific Park (3/9/15)

Flood District approves blueprint for protecting South Fork of Snoqualmie (12/15/14)

Proposal on plan for protecting South Fork of Snoqualmie sent to full Flood District (12/9/14)

King County Flood District makes progress on investigation of landslide areas for river valleys and floodplains (11/14/14)

Flood District and Auburn celebrate completion of Reddington levee project (11/5/14)

Flood Control District adopts 2015 Budget (11/3/14)

Annual flood protection work along White River begins Monday in Pacific (10/17/14)

Clean water, salmon recovery receive boost from Flood Control District grants (9/29/14)

Flood reduction planning focus of special meeting of Flood Control District Executive Committee (9/15/14)

King County Flood Control District Executive Board Makes Recommendations for Grants (8/19/14)

For assistance during a flood event call 206-296-4535 / 800-768-7932.

If it is an emergency, call 911.

King County has experienced 12 federally declared flood disasters since 1990. Flooding affects every citizen in King County: Tens of thousands of King County residents commute through, live and work in, or own businesses in floodplains. Flooding poses significant threats to public health and safety, transportation corridors and economic activities throughout King County. Learn more about flooding services and information.

Protecting citizens and property from injury and damage by natural disasters is a fundamental role of government. In 2007, the King County Flood Control District was established to provide a proactive, regional approach to flooding as well as funding to improve the county's nearly 500 aging and inadequate flood protection facilities.

All nine members of the King County Council oversee the Flood Control District as a Board of Supervisors. A 15-member Advisory Committee made up of local government officials and citizens provides advice to the board. The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks carries out the approved flood protection projects and programs.

To learn more about Flood Control District, please review the following materials: