Swift Creek

Swift Creek 3

Swift Creek Information
 


  • Swift Creek originates on Sumas Mountain.
  • Has a long history of sediment loading and reduced hydraulic conveyance capacity.
  • A natural landslide has resulted in flooding.
  • Slide sediment is from a unique geologic deposit that contains naturally occurring asbestos.
  • Sediment is also known to contain trace metals including cadmium, cobalt, manganese, and nickel.

Swift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan (SCSMAP)


 
  • The SCSMAP was prepared by Whatcom County Public Works Department, on behalf of the Flood Control Zone District (FCZD).  
  • The Plan addresses sedimentation and flooding that result in damage to agricultural, residential, and public assets and have the potential to affect public health.

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wift Creek Sediment Management Action Plan Documents


The following provide background information related to the SCSMAP: