Floods past and future


December 15, 2021

Dear Folks of La Conner,

So, the rains came … and then they came some more, it even came through the door! Floodwaters submerged the not-too-distant town of Sumas, and it could have easily happened here, and it might yet! Just because the Mount Vernon floodwall worked to protect a one-mile section of town, doesn’t mean the levee is secure. This warmish wet weather has delivered more rain in November, than any November ever.

The river has been at or above flood stage for at least half the days of the month. Water has been slowly seeping under the levee, filling low lying areas, slow...

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