Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Approval

Clackamas River Water recently received Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of its first Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP).  The next step will be FEMA to review the plan and approve it.  The public comment period closes February 29.  Following FEMA approval of the CRW plan, the CRW Board will adopt the plan.  The plan will be incorporated as an addendum to the Clackamas County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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NHMP development was part of an extensive CRW planning process and demonstrates CRWs commitment to improving the resilience of the water system by identifying and preparing to undertake actions that can reduce the impacts of natural and human caused events, such as earthquake, ice storm, wildfire, and CYBER attacks which can negatively impact the public water supply.

Once adopted the NHMP will help guide the districts hazard mitigation efforts now and in the future as CRW works towards becoming a more disaster resilient water utility. The plan was developed in cooperation with Clackamas County Disaster Management (CCDM), Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), and FEMA.

This planning process was a community effort between District ratepayers, the public, county agencies, other special districts, cities, and other interested parties. Should you have any questions or comments about the NHMP or questions about the District’s resilience and emergency preparedness efforts please contact Beth McGinnis at  bmcginnis@crwater.com  or by calling (503) 722-9229.