The Cougar Creek-Neevel Levee Improvement Project is an early action project identified through the Floodplain Integrated Planning (FLIP) process. The project will improve the Neevel Levee to reduce the potential for erosion, replace a flood gate to improve fish passage and drainage and improve habitat.
Whatcom County River and Flood Division is currently managing a multi-stakeholder Floodplain Integrated Planning (FLIP) process that brings together flood risk reduction, salmon recovery and agricultural interests to identify mutually beneficial strategies and projects in the Nooksack River basin. The Cougar Creek-Neevel Levee Improvement Project is one of the early action projects identified through that process. The project includes the following components: