It is surprising that living in a town at the mouth of two canyons has not been worse.
Canyons One and Two are both potentials for large flooding problems, given their size.
The county plans a retention pond in No. 1 Canyon, our story Thursday said, funded with state Ecology grant primarily.
We’ve had real disasters: The 1925 Squilchuck flood that shattered Appleyard, and a World War II flood north of Swakane Canyon that wiped out a whole carload of people.
Our two canyons are targets for high intensity storms, which fortunately have not happened
Forty years ago a Corps of Engineers proposal was too big for us. But as our recent storms have demonstrated, we are vulnerable.
Glad to see something done, finally.