Integrating Flood Risk Management and Salmon Habitat Restoration
Track: Water Resources
Authors: Scott Campbell
There is growing recognition that flood hazard mitigation and salmon restoration are not inherently at odds with one another. Utilizing a robust GIS methodology for site prioritization allowed us to systematically analyze very high flood risk properties within Puget Sound for acquisition and/or relocation and identify management actions that could protect communities from future floods while also supporting salmon recovery efforts within and adjacent to those properties.