Water rights in Clear Creek, our first TAG meeting, and more
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In This Issue
  • Water Rights: creative solutions for Clear Creek
  • A successful Technical Advisory Group (TAG) launch
  • The Farming in the Floodplain Project website is live!

Water resource alternatives for Clear Creek farmers

On April 28th, the Pierce County Agricultural Program sponsored a Farm Forum on Water Rights and Irrigation. The Forum offered a wealth of helpful information on water rights in Clear Creek, highlighting that new water rights are extremely difficult to obtain. 
The Washington Water Trust shared approaches to accessing alternative water resources, from harvesting rainwater to digging exempt wells.
We also learned about an app created by Washington State University that helps farmers plan irrigation schedules based on available water sources.

Read our full report on the Farm Forum here.

Stakeholders come together for FFP's first TAG meeting

The first Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting for the Farming in the Floodplain Project was held on April 5th at the Puyallup Library. TAG members include Clear Creek area farmers, Pierce County staff, Farming in the Floodplain Project staff, and regional technical experts.

During our kick-off meeting, we heard from the newly-formed Clear Creek Farmers Collective, who presented its position on the FFP and Pierce County’s proposed Clear Creek levee project.

Read our full report on the TAG meeting, including takeaways from the Clear Creek Farmers Collective.

The Farming in the Floodplain Project website is live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of — a comprehensive resource for information and news regarding our assessment of farming viability in Clear CreekStay tuned for updates! 
Learn More about the Farming in the Floodplain Project
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