Stormwater Management Action Planning (SMAP)
Everett has chosen the North Creek drainage basin as the top priority basin to develop management actions that will protect and improve receiving waters. Read on...
The City of Everett is making the commitment to clean water, and we need your help!
Everett and over eighty other cities and counties in Western Washington are developing plans to address polluted runoff from streets, homes, and businesses. Please see the Stormwater Program section of our Surface & Stormwater page for background on these plans.
The goal of the Stormwater Management Action Planning (SMAP) is to identify a high-priority area in the city and develop actions that will accommodate growth and development while preventing water quality degradation. A successful SMAP strategically identifies approaches to alleviate existing stormwater problems and to protect and improve receiving water conditions while meeting future population targets.
Over the course of the next year, you can help prioritize and shape the plan. Your input is important to the success of Everett’s Stormwater Management Action Plan. Visit this storymap link or click the image above to learn more and provide comments.
The Everett City Council received a briefing about Everett's Stormwater Management Action Plan on June 8, 2022. Visit the City Council archive to view the recording of this briefing.
Contact Heather Griffin, Surface Water Manager at HGriffin@everettw.gov or 425-257-7206 if you have any questions.
- The SMAP will integrate a planning approach that emphasizes protection and improvements to receiving water quality and habitat considering current and future development conditions.
- The health of the City’s receiving waters (creeks, streams, etc.) will be evaluated. As part of this study all future work, current projects, and actions to prevent toxins from entering the water will be evaluated and prioritized.
- The City then will make a list of the prioritized receiving waters where potential actions will be implemented to reduce polluted stormwater runoff.
We need your input on prioritizing areas for stormwater actions. Once the initial studies are complete and community input is received, we will prepare the SMAP. The result is a long-term plan to implement the projects and actions that will help reduce polluted runoff identified with the community’s input.
|Phases of the SMAP Process||Actions|
|Phase 1 - |
|The 2022 City of Everett Surface Water Comprehensive Plan includes receiving water conditions, stormwater management influence on receiving waters and environmental health disparities.|
|Phase 2 - |
Priority basins as identified by previous studies by the City of Everett:
North Creek was selected as the top priority basin. View the Receiving water prioritization memo for more information.
|Phase 3 - |
The purpose of the SMAP is to identify and document stormwater management activities that may improve the condition of the North Creek drainage basin:
|Phase||City actions||Process dates||Public participation|
|Receiving water conditions assessment||Assess the condition of our natural bodies of water|
through March 30, 2022
|Learn about the SMAP process. |
View the 2022 City of Everett Surface Water Comprehensive Plan and Receiving water conditions memo.
Contact Heather Griffin at HGriffin@everettwa.gov
|Prioritization||Identify which drainage basins have the highest needs||PHASE TWO|
through June 29, 2022
|Review and comment on the prioritized basins through the SMAP project map portal.|
View the Receiving water prioritization memo.
|Stormwater Management Action Planning (SMAP)||Determine stormwater retrofit opportunities, land management strategies and/or target stormwater management controls|
PHASE THREEthrough March 30, 2023
|Learn about selected projects and strategies by reading the final SMAP report that will be posted on the City's website in 2023.|