Skokomish Flood Control Zone District (FCZD)

The Skokomish Flood Control Zone District was created in August, 1976 in response to property owner petition (Resolution No. 659). The district was formed to improve flood control and drainage facilities within the watershed. The resolution describes the district boundaries, and establishes "an Advisory Committee of not more than five members…representing all areas of the District, to advise the Mason County Commissioners and the Mason County Engineer." The governing body of the Skokomish FCZD is the Mason County Board of County Commissioners, but referred to as the Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors re-established the Advisory Committee and appointed three members on October 1, 2013. This was done in response to a petition from 318 Lake Cushman property owners requesting removal from the Skokomish FCZD. The Board of Supervisors directed the Advisory Committee to make boundary recommendations, and specifically whether to:

  • revise the FCZD boundary to remove Lake Cushman platted lots; or
  • abolish the FCZD then re-establish a boundary that excludes Lake Cushman platted lots.

The Advisory Committee is also charged with making funding recommendations.