It is short for Jefferson County Drainage District Number Six. Established in 1920, DD6 serves Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, China, Nome and the communities of Fannett, Northwest Forest, Hillebrandt Acres, Cheek and LaBelle as well as farm and timber land in between. DD6 controls storm and flood waters from rivers, streams and ditches, and drains and reclaims overflowed lands. Drainage District Six services about 40% of northern Jefferson County, an area almost 1/2 the size of the state of Rhode Island.
Within this area are from 750 to 900 linear miles of streams, ditches and outfalls, all under the jurisdiction and control of DD6. Since the inception of the District, Jefferson County has relinquished most of its flood control and drainage activities to DD6 for those properties located within the District boundaries. All incorporated and unincorporated areas rely heavily on DD6 to provide outfall drainage and flood relief.
Jefferson County Drainage District No. Six (DD6) undertook development of this Mitigation Plan to protect public health, safety and welfare. The purpose of this Plan is to reduce or avoid the impacts of hazards by identifying and analyzing hazards and outlining mitigation actions that will help the District reach this goal. This Mitigation Plan also enables DD6 to apply for disaster mitigation funding sources that are otherwise unavailable without an approved Mitigation Plan.
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