CMPC 8.24 – Flood Damage Prevention – These regulations were updated on April 24, 2011 and provide the basis for protecting development and natural functions in the floodplain. This chapter is consistent with and exceeds the minimum National Flood Insurance Requirements.
CPMC 17.60.090 – Special Setbacks – This code section establishes a 25-foot minimum setback from the top of the creek bank or the boundary of the floodway, whichever is greater. It also provides a list of prohibited activities within the setback area.
CPMC 8.28 – Drainage Channel Maintenance – These regulations specify that property owners and/or occupants are responsible for ensuring that there are no obstructions of any natural or manmade drainageways within the City, including streams. If you are a stream-side property owner, you will need to be familiar with these rules to protect your property and others from increased flood hazards associated with overgrown vegetation, such as blackberries, and other debris that can obstruct the natural flow of water.