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County deals for No. 1 Canyon flood basin

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County is close to buying land near the top of No. 1 Canyon Road to build a basin to catch and filter floodwaters that follow heavy rain storms.

The 2.63-acre site is at mile 2.70, Jason Detamore, manager of the county’s storm water program, said Wednesday. He declined to reveal the sale price until the sale is final.

The county plans to build a water-retention pond at the site to capture canyon floodwater. It would contain check…

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