System Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF)

About the Project


Pierce County is developing a System Wide Improvement Framework Plan (SWIF). The plan will guide maintenance practices and action plans on specific Pierce County levees over the next twenty years. These levees are part of a federal funding program under Public Law 84-99 (PL 84-99). The SWIF is necessary for Pierce County to continue receiving federal funds to repair damages to these levees. Over the past 25 years, Pierce County has received nearly $17 million in aid through the PL 84-99 program.

The SWIF is one of many ways Pierce County is committed to implementing maintenance practices that reduce flood risks to residents, businesses and infrastructure. The SWIF will also consider how to best protect and improve fish and wildlife habitat for species that rely on our river system.

Community Technical Group


The county has invited a Community Technical Group (CTG) to provide technical input on the development of the SWIF Plan. The CTG will include interested agencies, jurisdictions, tribes and other parties.

All meetings are open to the public and will be from 1pm-4pm at Fife Community Center, 2111 - 54th Ave. E, Fife, WA 98424.

CTG Meeting Schedule

 October 21, 2015
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentations
 October 28, 2015
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentations
 November 18, 2015
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 December 16, 2015
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 January 27, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 February 17, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 February 24, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 March 16, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 March 23, 2016
 MEETING CANCELLED
 April 20, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
 July 27, 2016
 Meeting Agenda, Meeting Notes, Presentation
Additional meeting dates may be added, as needed. This website will be updated to reflect additional meetings. Meeting agendas will be posted prior to each meeting and notes and presentations will be posted following each meeting.

Community Technical Group Document Library - Meeting information, handouts and background information provided to the CTG for meetings.

Public Meetings


We are looking for opportunities to provide in-person and online opportunities to share information about the SWIF and other Pierce County flood protection services. Several upcoming and recent events where you can find us and talk about the SWIF are:

Presentations about the SWIF


Pierce County staff is available to provide presentations about the development of the SWIF at local City Council meetings and community meetings upon request. To request a presentation, please contact Rob Wenman.
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Rob Wenman
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Phone: (253) 798-2492
Fax: (253) 798-7709
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7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322