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Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

The Texas Creek home of Tom and Cheryl Race was a bustling work site last week as trucks delivered many loads of gravel, which a bulldozer operator contoured into a large dike upstream from the house to protect it from future flooding. At the same time, a crew of eight Americorps volunteers shoveled away about 300...
No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

Property owners who own land within the Carlton Complex or the Rising Eagle Road fire areas that is in any of the county’s open-space property tax classifications can request to have their property removed from the classification without paying the additional tax, interest and penalty normally associated with removal. Property owners must make the request...

I am a Flash Flood

I am from houses washed away, mud, metal, water, and rocks coming down on the road. Trees, cabins, and hay barns; other houses are destroyed, too. And it brought a lot of logs down to the road.
Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

A scientist with Conservation Northwest who visited the areas on Texas Creek that were scoured by a flash flood last week says that a combination of dense, unhealthy forests and subsequent salvage logging contributed to the erosion and debris flows. George Wooten, an associate with Conservation Northwest, and local property …
Rainstorm triggers flash floods, mudslides on Texas Creek

Rainstorm triggers flash floods, mudslides on Texas Creek

The first thing Ron Race did, the day after his family had waited out last week’s flood of Texas Creek from the safety of their roof, was to power up his backhoe and extract his riding lawn mower from the culvert where it had been deposited by a torrent of water and mud. The flood...

Rainstorm triggers flash floods, mudslides on Texas Creek

Surging water also engulfs Carlton homes By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary The first thing Ron Race did, the day after his family had waited out last week’s flood of Texas Creek from the safety of their roof, was to power up his backhoe and extract his riding lawn mower from the culvert where it...
Funds to help farmers and businesses with fire, flood and drought losses

Funds to help farmers and businesses with fire, flood and drought losses

By Marcy Stamper
The federal government has several programs available for farmers and businesses with losses connected with the Carlton Complex Fire, subsequent floods and mudslides, and the overall drought that affected many counties in Washington.
Rains clog Highway 153 culvert, but road remains open to traffic

Rains clog Highway 153 culvert, but road remains open to traffic

By Ann McCreary and Laurelle Walsh
A 4-foot diameter culvert installed this summer to contain runoff from the Leecher Creek drainage became plugged with mud and debris brought down by rain Thursday afternoon (Dec. 11) and sent water over State Highway 153 again. The culvert was installed after …
State will take Hwy. 153 property condemnation to court

State will take Hwy. 153 property condemnation to court

By Ann McCreary State transportation officials will take condemnation proceedings to court to acquire property from Patrick Fitzgerald, who lives at the mouth of Benson Creek where flash flooding destroyed a section of Highway 153 last summer. Fitzgerald has objected to the way the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repaired the highway after intense...
Highway 153 finally re-opened to through traffic; repairs continue

Highway 153 finally re-opened to through traffic; repairs continue

By Ann McCreary
In a push to get state highways 153 and 20 open before a federal emergency contract ends, construction crews worked through the weekend to complete paving damaged sections to allow traffic through. Highway 153 was finally opened to traffic on Monday (Oct. 13) after…