Channel flood barriers ready for placement

Town council meeting Sept. 26


October 4, 2023

Filled sandbags lined up behind Public Works building.

Nancy Crowell

READY TO GO - Sandbags behind the Town of La Conner public works building on North Third Street are filled, collated and labeled for location in preparation for the coming king tide season.

Town Emergency Management Commission chair Bill Stokes spoke glowingly last week of how fast La Conner's public works department has acquired and made ready for use a variety of flood barriers ahead of peak king tide season.

"Things are moving quickly, as quick as I've seen anything move around here," Stokes, a former town council member, told commission members during their Sept. 26 hybrid meeting at Maple Hall.

Within days of receiving council approval, pre-filled sandbags and Ecology Blocks are now staged and ready to be placed along low-lying areas of the historic waterfront, said Sto...

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