• Landslides

Kitsap County is subject to landslides and soil erosion due to wind, water, and flooding at all times of the year. Landslides can cause deaths, significant damage to property and infrastructure. In some cases, land cannot be used for many years due to the high cost of restoration. Earthquakes also have the potential to trigger landslides. Landslides can happen along coastal bluffs as well as within river valleys near the coastline. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, landslides are rated a moderate risk hazard.

What is KCDEM doing to address landslides?

The Kitsap Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with the Department of Community Development and Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources on landslides.  Projects include:  

  • Coordinate with state agencies to identify new funding streams. Work to support local planning and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) maintenance.
  • Use public access television to educate residents on erosion.

Want to learn more about landslides and county mitigation efforts? Read the 2019 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF.)  Landslide information begins on page 85. You can also contact KCDEM via email.

Kitsap County Landslide Information

Geologically Hazardous Areas – Landslides (Source: Kitsap Department of Community Development). Click map to enlarge.

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