City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.030
Section 17E.030.040

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.030 Floodplain Management

Section 17E.030.040 Method of Reducing Flood Losses

In order to accomplish its purpose, this chapter includes methods and provisions for:

  1. restricting or prohibiting uses which are dangerous to health, safety and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities;
  2. requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities that serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
  3. controlling the alteration of natural floodplains, natural drainage ways, stream channels, channel migration zones, and natural protective barriers that help accommodate or channel flood waters;
  4. controlling filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage; and
  5. preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers that unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.

Date Passed: Monday, December 3, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, January 6, 2008

ORD C34150 Section 3