The Washington Department of Transportation, Yakima County and the City of Yakima came together in 2004 with the desire to develop the Lower Naches River Coordination Partnership as a result of initiatives identified in the Upper Yakima River Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan (CFHMP).
The genesis of the program is to recognize that a major portion of infrastructure lies within or abuts a sensitive natural systems, primarily the Naches River, and floodplain: riparian areas; fish habitat; wetlands; and watershed. These areas are valuable public resources that may need protection and preservation.
The Partnership has identified
goals and objectives for infrastructure management and maintenance.
Proposed projects that came from these goals and objectives have been
either implemented or are in the development stages.