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15.28.030. Methods of reducing flood losses

            In order to accomplish its purposes, 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 or in flood heights or velocities;

            (2)        Requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;

            (3)        Controlling the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers, which 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 which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 944, Amended, 12/5/1991
Ord. No. 97-17, Amended, 4/3/1997
Ord. No. 07-24, Amended, 7/5/2007

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