New flood solutions needed
February 1, 2023
King tides, like pesky mosquitoes, occasionally discomfort those that are having a picnic in paradise. Water runs downhill, right into the lowest places around, saturating the ground, drowning earthworms and roots, making us humans frown, as we put on our boots.
Yeah, a few of us have lived in the lowlands for all of our lives and have never seen a wave of water lapping at the door.
Unfortunately, I have. November of 1990 was the month and year when Fir Island was filled by a failed levee. Yeah, the Skagit River can be a wild thing, all the way to the Salish Sea.
I’ve learned a lot abo...