Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

  In collaboration with the City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County developed the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) in an effort to reduce the loss of life and economic damages incurred by future natural disasters. Although it is impossible to predict when natural disasters will strike and to what extent they will affect the county, it is possible to minimize the damages associated with these disasters through careful planning with public and private agencies and citizens.

Smoke Column from the Bybee Fire  Originally adopted in 2007, the Klamath County NHMP primarily focuses on natural hazards that are most likely to affect the county. These hazards include:

  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Landslide
  • Volcano
  • Wildfire
  • Winter Storm

  This plan functions to provide a basis of coordination and collaboration between agencies and citizens within the county. Additionally, this plan identifies and prioritizes future mitigation activities and helps to meet federal planning requirements. The actions outlined in this plan are intended to be implemented through existing plans and programs within the county and state.