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Flood mitigation options discussed

There’s no escaping flood risks in La Conner, but there are temporary and permanent options that can improve the odds of successfully managing future high-water events like last December’s that caused nearly $2 million in damages.

Those options are spelled out in a flood mitigation report from engineer Evan Henke and presented to the Town’s Emergency Management Commission at Maple Hall May 9 by Public Works Director Brian Lease.

“This plan,” wrote Henke, of David Evans and Associates, “is intended to be a ‘living’ document that is frequently revised and amended as additional tasks are identifi...


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