Flood Management Program
Flood control and planning is very important in our local community. There is much activity focused on the Puyallup River and flood control issues. City Staff and Council Members actively participate in many of these activities.
Pierce County is developing a Rivers Flood Hazard Management Plan that is now in the draft stage. The plan will guide the county's efforts to reduce damage from floods and channel migration, and protect public safety and habitat.
Scientific Investigations Report 2010
The USGS published a Scientific Investigations Report in 2010 regarding Channel-Conveyance Capacity, Channel Change, and Sediment Transport in the Lower Puyallup, White, and Carbon Rivers, Western Washington.
Puyallup's Stream and River GagesThere are currently four active stream gages located within the city managed by USGS. Click through the links below to view data for the various locations.
Clarks Creek @ Tacoma Road - view real-time height, discharge rate and velocity
Puyallup River @ E Main bridge - view height, monitored seasonally: Oct 1st - April 30th
Puyallup River @ 5th Street bridge - view height, monitored seasonally: Oct 1st - April 30th
Puyallup River @ Puyallup (approx. 1 mile upstream from 66th Ave E bridge) - view real-time height and discharge rate