Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP)

Bothell's SMAP Published Cover of Bothell's Stormwater Management Action Plan for Lower North Creek, prepared by Parametrix in March 2023. Click image to open the document as a PDF. Opens in new window

City of Bothell and Parametrix worked together to create the City's first Stormwater Management Action Plan, published in March 2023. Thank you to the Bothell community, Council, City leadership, and our consultants for sharing your feedback to help shape this plan for Lower North Creek into what it is today.

Click the cover graphic to open the SMAP as a PDF.

Outreach Efforts During SMAP Development Process

Virtual Open House and Comment Period

December 1, 2022 - January 15, 2023 

The comment period is over, but you are still able to visit our virtual open house* to learn about the process of creating Bothell's Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP). SMAP Open House December 1 - 30, 2022 Opens in new window

*Some of the maps and graphics on the virtual open house site may be slow to load and appear blurry at first, especially if you are viewing them on a mobile device. 

Community Meeting: Learn about the SMAP process

January 12, 2023  |  6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Thank you to those who attended and asked great questions during this community meeting. If you missed the meeting, you can watch the recording below or on YouTube.

About the Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP) 

As part of the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the Washington State Department of Ecology requires the City to implement the Stormwater Management Action Planning (SMAP) process as outlined in the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. The goal of the SMAP process is to achieve water quantity and quality improvements in a specific body of water by prioritizing actions on the land that drains to it. 

What is coming in the SMAP process? 

The City's stormwater management team developed the SMAP using the process shown in the following infographic. The City previously completed the Receiving Water Assessment and Receiving Water Prioritization. Then they began the process of selecting projects, policy and code changes, and management actions to improve water quality in the chosen Lower North Creek watershed basin and Palm Creek catchment area.

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The resulting SMAP is now posted and available to view as a PDF.

Updated March 17, 2023